File No. 124.55/8

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


261. Department’s 256, February 26, 5 p.m., and your 44, February 26, 7 p.m. Department wishes to avoid giving appearance that either Legation or commission is withdrawing voluntarily from Belgium. Inasmuch as all former privileges to members of relief commission have apparently been restored, you should not leave until instructed further. Hoover wishes members of commission to remain for the present but to depart with you in case of your withdrawal.