File No. 701.0055/1

The Minister in Belgium (Whitlock) to the Secretary of State

[Telegram]

Diplomatic corps convened for this evening to discuss subject of my August 5, 9 a.m. Care of Americans requires my constant attention. The Tennessee 1 is about to arrive at Ostend, therefore I feel that I can render more real service by remaining here. I should like Department’s views.

Whitlock
  1. Warship bringing gold for the relief of American citizens.