File No. 763.72/10189a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy ( Page)

[Telegram]

1336. For your confidential information, Department on May 16 sent the following telegram to the American Embassies at London and Paris and has forwarded a copy of the telegram and letter in [Page 239]support thereof, to Treasury Department, Food Administration, Fuel Administration, Shipping Board, War Trade Board, War Industries Board:

[Here follows text of telegram printed ante, page 230.]

The Department does not believe it would be proper to communicate the substance of the above to the Italian Government, but leaves it to your discretion to advise the Italian officials informally of the sympathetic interest shown by this Government as evidenced by the above instructions.

Lansing