851.01/2–247: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State

486. Please repeat to Harry Hopkins as rapidly as possible.20h

Bidault tells me that he told General de Gaulle you said President Roosevelt would like to see him before he returns to the USA. De Gaulle replied that he would be delighted to meet President Roosevelt before he returns to the USA. He asked only that he be notified at as early a date as possible about the time and place of meeting.

Bidault tells me also that it is his opinion now that it would be better not to invite General de Gaulle to join this big three conference.

  1. Acting Secretary of State Grew sent a paraphrase of Caffery’s message to Hopkins on the morning of February 3 through the facilities of the White House Map Room.