381.81/327: Telegram

The Acting American Representative to the French Committee of National Liberation ( Chapin ) to the Secretary of State

1139. Your 926, March 28, 2 p.m. American military authorities here state that they have made exhaustive investigation and have failed to discover any indications whatsoever that an agreement such as that mentioned in first paragraph of Russell’s telegram 76, March 24, 5 p.m. was entered into between American and French authorities in Algiers. At their request we phoned Russell and asked for further particulars which he said he would immediately endeavor to obtain for transmission here.

Will telegraph further developments.

Your 926, March 28, 2 p.m. was repeated to Tangier, Casablanca and Rabat.

Sent to the Department as 1139; repeated to Tangier as 25; repeated to Rabat as 5; repeated to Casablanca as 6.