The Secretary of State to the British Chargé ( Chilton )

Sir: I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 3rd instant, referring to my note of July 26th last regarding the proposed investigation in Asia Minor. In intimating the conditions under which the International Red Cross has agreed to undertake the proposed investigation you have pointed out that this organization will require sufficient funds to meet the cost of the two commissions and have suggested that Great Britain, France, Italy and the United States should each contribute the equivalent of £1,000 for defraying the cost of the inquiry.

I take pleasure in informing you that this Government is prepared to advance to the International Red Cross for the purposes of the investigation in Anatolia the sum of £1,000 and otherwise to cooperate with the three Allied Governments in facilitating the investigation.

Accept [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes