The Acting Secretary of State to the British Ambassador (Geddes)

Excellency: In reply to your communication of the 14th instant in regard to the proposed investigation in Asia Minor by Commissions to be selected by the International Red Cross, I take pleasure in informing you that the American Legation at Berne has been authorized to advance to the International Red Cross the equivalent of £1,000 which this Government has agreed to contribute toward the expenses of the Commissions.

Accept [etc.]

William Phillips