462.00R296/4022a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Germany (Sackett)39

84. Owing to premature information reaching the press it is necessary for the President to issue a statement for publication tomorrow regarding the proposal to postpone all inter-governmental debts in line with my telegram to you. Please explain this at once to the government.

I am particularly anxious that this should not interfere with the making of a favorable statement by Hindenburg.

  1. First paragraph sent also to the Chargé in Great Britain as Department’s No. 176 and to the Ambassador in France as No. 261.