The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland ( Wilson )
97. Department’s telegram No. 84, August 14, 11 a.m. Can you ascertain, discreetly, whether Sir Eric will show the message contained [Page 27] in Department’s telegram under reference to Council of the League, and if he will, at what moment? Is it your opinion that when Council discusses this message, there will be likelihood that its contents will become known to press at Geneva? Please give Department advance notice of this, if possible. It would be better for the situation here, obviously, if no publicity were given, as premature discussion of the matter over here might well be harmful.