868.48/83: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the High Commissioner at Constantinople (Bristol)

119. Your 168, September 6, noon.

Following from Hill, American Red Cross:

“Your cables. Cannot determine course of action until Davis’ reports received together with information as to International Relief [Page 420] measures contemplated. From meager reports available only action by government authorities could adequately relieve situation. AmCross ready expend $25,000 as direct contribution for temporary emergency work on the ground. For record would prefer separate accounting direct to headquarters. Hill.”

You may draw on Department for $25,000 which has been deposited by Red Cross for relief work as above indicated.