File No. 124.55/8

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Belgium ( Whitlock )


257. To be considered in connection with Department’s telegram of to-day regarding Belgian relief:

You and the consuls should postpone your departure from Belgium until you are officially assured by German authorities that all Americans who wish to leave Belgium may do so without hindrance. You should advise all Americans to leave and facilitate their departure. This of course does not apply to members of relief commission until further instructions.