441.11 St 23/80

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

No. 1577

Sir: Reference is made to your despatch No. 2888, July 10, 1928, enclosing a note of July 5, 1928, from the Foreign Office relating to the Romana-Americana claim, growing out of destruction of property in Rumania in 1916. Upon the basis of representations made in the [Page 982] British note, the claimant, The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, has been advised to approach the Rumanian Government on the question of settlement.

Pending the settlement and satisfaction of the claim by the Rumanian Government, the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey reserves all rights and claims it might have against Great Britain by reason of the destruction of Romana-Americana properties in Rumania in 1916.

Please communicate with the Foreign Office in the sense of the foregoing.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
W. R. Castle, Jr.