File No. 822.51/196.

The Secretary of State to Minister Hartman.


Department’s July 23, 5 p.m. Department waiting with interest reply of Foreign Office regarding its attitude conditional flotation of loan.

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For your information Cooper telegraphs from London in part as follows:

Have private information Government intends get Congress pass act authorizing Executive suspend payments until differences with railway company settled.

Can you confirm this?