851g.00/7–2848: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in France


2891. Embtel 3934.1 Please ascertain Bollaert’s reaction to points made by Marie and Coste-Floret. They appear to be evading central issue of Cochin-China whose status as French Colony cannot be altered except by law of Assembly. Unless this status is definitively altered Baie d’Along agreement is in effect nullified. Saigon’s 42 July 6 to Paris2 pertains.

Sent Paris as 2891; rptd Saigon as 123.

  1. July 28, not printed.
  2. See telegram 155, p. 30.