File No. 763.72/10718

The Consul General at Sofia ( Murphy) to the Secretary of State


152. Referring [Department’s] telegram 17th,1 Ministry for Foreign Affairs communicate following:

The Bulgarian Government highly appreciates friendly relations which so fortunately exist between Bulgaria and Republic of the United States of America and the idea of affecting these relations is far from its contemplation. There are indeed Bulgarian officers finishing their instruction in Germany but they have never been authorized to take part in war operation or, in general, in any hostile actions taken by our allies against America. More than that, as a result of the démarche made by the honorable Legation in its note No. 565, specific orders have been given to the Bulgarian sailors who are being trained abroad, strongly impressing upon them never board vessels that are to carry out acts or operations of war.

  1. Ante, p. 258.