860A.01/7–144: Telegram

The Acting Representative to the Provisional Government of the French Republic at Algiers (Chapin) to the Secretary of State

2223. From Murphy.1 Consul General San Marino at Rome has made representations through British Legation Holy See regarding alleged recent bombing of San Marino territory and claiming that hitherto the strictly neutral attitude of the Republic in the present conflict has been universally recognized. I would be grateful for advice as to the position of San Marino, whether or not we are at war and whether I am correct in assuming that we should not entertain representations of this nature directly from the Consul General on the grounds that the Italian Foreign Office is the proper channel of communication for matters concerning the Republic. [Murphy.]

  1. Robert D. Murphy, U.S. Political Adviser on the staff of the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater.