890b.6363 Gulf Oil Corporation/47: Telegram

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

123. I delivered note (Department’s telegram 100, March 26, 4 p.m.) to Sir John Simon this morning who asked me to assure you the matter was receiving his attention and memoranda for a draft reply had already been compiled. The British position will be discussed at the next Cabinet meeting which takes place on April 6th and Sir John stated he hoped immediately thereafter to forward me a note of reply.