573 A 1/4: Telegram

The Ambassador in Italy (Johnson) to the Secretary of State

119. Reference Department’s 35 March 9th,70 and 80, April 29th,71 and Embassy’s 115, May 4th,71 concerning agreement of Preliminary Communications Conference. Foreign Office now informs Embassy in note verbale that before expressing an opinion in the matter the competent Royal ministries to which the question was referred desire to be informed as to what telegraph cables America and England wish to have established in contact with the Italian coast. They also desire to be informed whether the conference contemplates relay stations with automatic or manual transmission or stations destined for the acceptance of local telegrams. Foreign Office promises immediately to examine into the matter further as soon as this information is furnished.

  1. See telegram to Great Britain, supra.
  2. Not printed.
  3. Not printed.