File No. 124.55/7

The Chargé in the Netherlands ( Langhorne ) to the Secretary of State


732. Representatives, Belgian Relief Commission, inform me that they have received in strict confidence from the American Legation at Brussels the following message, which Mr. Whitlock desires to have transmitted to the Department of State:

I have been waiting in the hope that the details in conjunction with the shipping might be arranged so that the relief work might be continued. I now feel that I have waited as long as I should, and in accordance with the Department’s instructions am saying to the German authorities that if my full diplomatic privileges are not restored immediately, I shall leave. I have communicated to the German authorities the Department’s instruction of the 15th, which however is not wholly applicable to the present conditions in so far as it relates to the relief commission.