Fullerton, Hugh S., Paris. To G.S. Messersmith, Washington.

Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.
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Enclosing copy of editorial in Paris N.Y. Herald-Tribune which pays Messersmith well merited tribute; work multiplied in absence of Ambassador [William C. Bullitt]; French sacrificing treaty, convention, and mandate commitments to what they call "military necessity"; they cannot be blamed as they are fighting for their life; French Government thinks U.S. will not come into war and all she can expect is good wishes; her closer ties with England tend to reduce certain types of standard American imports; French feel trade agreement program on shelf for duration of war; appear to be living over again period of U.S. neutrality in last war; Embassy puts up just as great fight for American rights but unable to obtain satisfaction counted on formerly; learned with satisfaction Messersmith staying on in Washington until appropriation matters cleared up; knows Mrs. Messersmith looking forward to getting him to Cuba.
Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.