File No. 701.5212/36.

Special Agent Silliman to the Secretary of State.


In a personal interview this morning, First Chief fully confirmed the information conveyed in my March 2. The decision, however, does not affect in any way the personnel of the Legation, excepting the Minister. As the Minister had never presented his credentials and the First Secretary was discharging the official duties, it would appear that he is at perfect liberty to continue to do so. The Legation staff left of their own accord. There would be no objection whatever to their return if they so desired.