123 P 14/48a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page )

Rumors through representatives of the press that you intend to resign have been brought to the attention of the President and have been denied by him and by me. The rumors persist and are causing both of us much anxiety although we can not believe them to have any foundation.

In view of their repetition we thought it advisable to inform you and to tell you how earnestly we hope that there is no foundation at all for the setting afloat of such rumors. I trust that you can set our minds at rest.