The Minister in Greece (Laughlin) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 25—1:34 p.m.]
7. My 6, January 24, 3 p.m. Commercial attaché has telegraphed his Department fully with request to give you copy.
Spanish Minister16 informs me that he and those of his colleagues whose countries have had treaties explicitly exempting their nationals from forced loans are jointly protesting accordingly.
I have as yet received no communication from Foreign Office on the subject, but I addressed a formal note to Minister for Foreign Affairs this morning, making provisional reservations against application to American citizens so as to permit whatever action you may instruct me to take.
- Cristobal Fernandez Vallin, dean of the diplomatic corps.↩