File No. 841.51/874
The Secretary of the Treasury ( McAdoo) to the Secretary of State
Sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith identical communications addressed by me to the British, French, Russian and Italian Ambassadors, and to the Ministers of Belgium and Servia, and to request that you be good enough to transmit them.1
It is my judgment that these communications, having now been approved by the President, should be presented as early as possible to the representatives of the Governments above mentioned.
A like communication should with propriety be addressed to the Roumanian Government, but, understanding that there is no Roumanian diplomatic representative in Washington, I beg that you take such steps as you think wise to have the matter laid before that Government.
- These communications were transmitted July 19. (File No. 800.51/18a.)↩
- Based on a draft dated June 1, referred to the Acting Secretary of State, July 9, and returned by him with suggested changes, July 14. (File No. 800.24/39.)↩
- Not printed; for the final form of memorandum creating the purchasing commission, see enclosure to the letter from the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Aug. 31, post, p. 565.↩