File No. 763.7212/1386c
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Germany (Gerard)
1196. Your messages indicating what it may be possible to bring about if action is taken at once were most welcome. The President requests that you will get into communication with House. The President has fully instructed and commissioned him to act in all these matters where several governments are involved and requests that you will act only upon his advice. He will be prepared to advise fully. Melvin Rice, personal friend of President and man of character, has letters of introduction from President but he is not commissioned on any public matter.