740.00119 Control (Germany)/3–149: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in France


639. Personal for the Amb. Believe it might be useful if you make informal suggestion to Schuman that Koenig be instructed facilitate agreement on basic law text.1 Polit advisers near agreement on report to Mil Govs re Bonn draft (Frankfurt tel 19 to Paris2) and Dept hopes approval will not be unduly delayed in view embarrassment to Bonn assembly, generally unfavorable polit effect in Germany, and adverse effect on trizonal program.

  1. In telegram 168, February 28, from Frankfurt, not printed, Murphy had proposed that it might be useful for Caffery to suggest to Schuman that Koenig be instructed to facilitate the approval of the Basic Law. (862.044/2–2849)
  2. Same as telegram 144, supra.