365.1121 Slavich, Nickola/20: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy ( Garrett )

120. Your 141, July 31, 4. p.m. The emphasis in my 118 of July 25, 3 p.m., was placed entirely upon the statements which you would make verbally to Grandi. It was presumed that in the interests of clarity and accuracy you might wish to leave with him a note verbale summarizing the points covered in your conversation. Although this procedure appears to me to be preferable, I leave it entirely to your discretion whether or not such a note verbale be left as a record of the conversation.

Report by telegram the results of your conversation and report fully by despatch enclosing a copy of the note verbale if you decide to leave one with Grandi.