125.655/95: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Great Britain ( Wheeler )


202. Your telegrams 323 and 324 of July 27 and 28.

The Department is willing to accept Sperling’s proposal, provided the note from the Foreign Office withdraws without qualification the charges against Consul Slater and Vice Consul Brooks on the ground that they are not sustained by the evidence, and also provided that the publication by the Department of the Foreign Office note withdrawing the charges is not precluded by the publication of the note which it is proposed that the Embassy should send to the Foreign Office announcing that this Government intends to reopen the Newcastle consulate and presumably asking that a consul and vice consul be recognized. There should be a prior agreement as to the text of the two notes and the simultaneous publication of the notes should also be agreed upon.