File No. 103.9502/9f

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


6411. You may formally advise the Government to which you are accredited that pursuant to the resolution of inter-Allied conference at Paris, November, 1917, creating inter-Allied shipping council,1 President has appointed Raymond B. Stevens, vice chairman of the United States Shipping Board, as the representative of the Government of the United States on this council.

Stevens, accompanied by a staff of six or seven assistants and about fourteen or fifteen clerks and stenographers, is proceeding to London by steamship Adriatic. Please arrange to facilitate their trip from point of debarkation to London and also reserve suitable temporary hotel accommodations for entire party.

Stevens will also want office accommodations but no definite arrangements about these should be made until his arrival.