File No. 368.117/303

The Secretary of State to Ambassador Penfield


1179. Your 1205, 27th. Ask release Ghiloni upon his sworn statement that he will return immediately United States, and will not leave United States during continuance war. Say Department received positive assurances Ghiloni impressed into Italian army against his will, and upon such assurances Department endeavored obtain his release. Department assured Ghiloni will not revisit Italy during war.