868.151/49

The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Houghton ) to the Secretary of State

No. 173

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s Instruction No. 176 of June 6, 1 p.m., relating to a contract concluded by Messrs. Ulen and Company, of New York, with the Greek Government and in which the Embassy was instructed informally to approach the British Government with a view to expediting action on its part in giving assent to the pledging of certain revenues as security to the loan. In this connection, I take pleasure in stating that the matter was informally discussed with the appropriate British authorities and the Embassy was informed on Friday, July 3rd, that the consent of the British Government had been given to the Greek Minister that morning.

There is attached a copy of an Athens telegram appearing in the press to-day.6

I have [etc.]

For the Ambassador:
F. A. Sterling

Counselor of Embassy
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