The Minister in Poland (Gibson) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 17.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s cabled Instructions Nos. 94, of April 21 last,6 and 102, of April 30, and to my cablegrams Nos. 84, of April 22,6 86, of April 23, and 103, of May 7, in connection with the status of American banks in Poland, and to transmit herewith for the Department’s information copy of a communication addressed to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on May 9, repeated in substance on June 13. The reply of the Polish Government under date of June 24, in copy and translation, is also enclosed.
It will be observed that the Polish Government does not formally commit itself on the principle of American participation in banking operations of the character in question, but states merely that when the matter arises it will be given consideration in the spirit of reciprocity.
Inasmuch as this communication is at variance with the informal assurances previously received, I am again approaching the Foreign Office in an endeavor to obtain a more satisfactory solution.
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