500.A15/691: Telegram

The Chief of the American Representation on the Preparatory Commission (Gibson) to the Secretary of State

24. My 20, March 24, 4 p.m. Cushendun’s letter handed me during final afternoon session of Commission and came as complete surprise. Cushendun and Admiral Kelly left immediately afterwards for London, so I had no opportunity to discuss proposals or learn why they were presented here.

We have declined to discuss matter with press and have taken the stand that comment must come from Department.