868.51 Refugee Settlement Commission/12: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Greece (Caffery)

19. For Haskell. From Payne.

“1066. You are instructed transmit substantially following message Greek authorities:

‘With coming of summer and disappearance acute emergency conditions among refugees Amcross must prepare for withdrawal Greece. In order that ample time may be given Greek authorities for organization necessary measures we have set June 30th as date for closing operations. Prior that date Colonel Haskell with entire personnel will cooperate closely with Greek authorities in arranging such transfer of activities as will avoid interruption necessary relief operations.’

Caffery has State Department instructions this subject. Consult him before advising Greek authorities.”