Letter from Xavier de Gaulle to Jean Weidner, September 6, 1944

Translated by Claude Richli

From the Weidner Collection (copyright the Weidner Foundation)

Nyon, September 6, 1944

Dear Sir,

I heard from Mr. Wyoo that you were planning to leave for Paris and were willing to facilitate the delivery of a letter to General de Gaulle.

Herewith the said letter. It contains important things and I would like to ask you to do the utmost to make sure that it be personally delivered to my brother. It must not come into the hands of the enemy. Considering that I think that you are going to travel through Lyon or the Valley of the Rhône, I allow myself to add two letters from a friend to his loved ones, which could be put in the mail in that area.

I thank you in advance.

Kindly give Mrs. Bartier my best greetings as well as those of my wife and share with her the friendly sentiments of my household.

Thank you in advance, and best wishes for a trip that (hopefully) will not be too wearing and also [illegible].

X de Gaulle