123 Sm 61/183a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Commissioner at Budapest (Grant-Smith)

354. By the exchange of ratifications December 17, 1921, and by Executive Proclamation December 21 [20], 1921, diplomatic relations between the United States of America and Hungary may be resumed.

You are instructed to request your provisional recognition as Chargé d’Affaires pending arrival letters of credence as Chargé d’Affaires pro tempore.

As soon as you have been received, you will advise the Department thereof and request the Foreign Office to recognize the diplomatic secretaries of your staff and, as Military Attaché, Major Henry W. T. Eglin, Acting General Staff. Also request temporary recognition, pending issuance of exequaturs, following consular appointments: Edwin C. Kemp, Consul in charge at Budapest, Digby A. Willson, Vice Consul, Walter S. Reineck, Vice Consul.

When you have been recognized by the Hungarian Government inform consuls and direct them to function and to take over any furniture, archives and other American Government property which may still be in the hands of Spanish Consuls in charge of American interests.

Arrangements are being made with the Spanish Government for the return, upon request, of all United States Government property held by the diplomatic and consular representatives of Spain in Hungary. Inform Consuls.