Conference files, lot 60 D 627, CF 320: Telegram

The United States Delegation to the Department of State


Dulte 197. Eyes only Secretary from Under Secretary. Ambassador Dillon has telephoned suggesting that on my return I touch down Paris and see Mendes-France at airport on condition that he is invested, which Dillon expects today or tomorrow.1 Dillon says that Mendes-France urgently desires to see me. Because of French reaction to Churchill visit2 and for other reasons, I will do this, unless I hear from you to contrary.3 Plan to leave here Sunday afternoon.

  1. Memoranda from Johnson to Smith, June 18 and 19, concerning Ambassador Dillon’s call and a possible meeting between Under Secretary Smith and Premier Mendès-France are in Conference files, lot 60 D 627, CF 320.
  2. For documentation on Prime Minister Churchill’s visit to Washington, June 25–29, see volume vi .
  3. The Department’s reply was contained in telegram Tedul 218, June 18, infra .