File No. 012.2/30c
The Acting Secretary of State to the British Ambassador on Special Mission ( Reading)1
Excellency: I transmit herewith, at the request of the Secretary of War, a memorandum prepared by him with reference to the representative capacity in which Mr. Edward R. Stettinius, Second Assistant Secretary of War, is proceeding to Europe to attend the meetings of the Inter-Allied Munitions Council during his stay abroad.
The Secretary of War is particularly anxious to have it clearly understood by the British Government that the presence of Mr. Stettinius in Europe and at the meetings of the Munitions Council shall not be misunderstood, and that the limitations upon his representative capacity are definite, and as stated in this memorandum.
I have [etc.]
- The same, mutatis mutandis, on the same date, to the French and Italian Ambassadors.↩