MEMORANDUM FOR GENERAL WATSON June 7, 1940

Source :Franklin D. Roosevelt Library – President’s official file 203w – France Miscellaneous, documents aimablement communiqués par Mme Silvana Ippati-Wiltshire

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

DIVISION OF PROTOCOL

5 p.m. June 7, 1940

MEMORANDUM FOR GENERAL WATSON :

Mr. Summerlin (1) has gone for the afternoon and we have just received the attached notes from the French Ambassador in regard to the desire of Mr. Louis Renault to be received by the President. You will note that the one is an official note to the Secretary and the other a personal note to Mr. Summerlin.

I have been informed that Mr. Renault will only be here tomorrow. He has been received by the Secretary of the Treasury and also by the Asst. Se. of War. The Ambassador stated that Mr. Bullitt had communicated with the President in regard to Mr. Renault.

Accordingly I am sending this to you this evening and Mr. Summerlin will call you in the morning.

Spraks

(1) George Thomas Summerlin (1872-1947), diplomate, ancien capitaine de cavalerie dans l’US Army, est le chef du protocole de la présidence des Etats-Unis.

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