441.11 St 23/81

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Rumania (Wilson)

No. 324

Sir: The claim of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey for the destruction of the property of the Romana-Americana in Rumania in 1916 will be presented to the Rumanian authorities in the near future by a representative of the company. The Department is advised that the preliminary negotiations with the Rumanian Government will be conducted officially by Mr. Harry G. Seidel or unofficially by a local director of Romana-Americana in Rumania, namely Mr. Luca.

Provided you are requested by Mr. Seidel or Mr. Luca to use your good offices in securing a satisfactory settlement of this claim, please render them every assistance.

I am [etc.]

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