The Acting Secretary of State to the Spanish Ambassador (Cardenas)

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: Just before leaving for London the Secretary turned over to me your personal letter to him of August 30.29

I have noted the protest which you were instructed to make.30 Since the United States Government took no part in the activities complained of, it is assumed that this Government was informed of this protest for information purposes.

I have also noted the review set forth in your letter of the Spanish situation. The attitude of the United States Government has, I think, been made clear at San Francisco and Potsdam. In these circumstances I do not believe that any further comment by me on matters dealt with in your letter would serve a useful purpose.

Sincerely yours,

Dean Acheson
  1. Not printed.
  2. The Ambassador stated that the Spanish Government had instructed him to ask the Department of State to note its protest to the Mexican Government for recognizing a Spanish Government in Exile formed in Mexico (852.00/8–3045).