File No. 763.72/9427a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page)


7107. Delegation of seven men and two women representing American Federation of Labor will arrive soon in Great Britain. As Mr. Gompers assures me of their intense loyalty to this country and their unswerving devotion to the cause of democracy, it would be well to show them such courtesy and consideration as you properly may in your official capacity.

You will understand that my telegram No. 7106 does not apply to this delegation which is proceeding abroad to discuss labor conditions and to seek the most effective way in which the laboring classes can cooperate with and advance the policies of their respective Governments in prosecuting the war. There is no purpose on the part of the American delegates to consider or discuss the policies or in any way to interfere with the avowed purpose of this Government or of any Government of the Allies.