611.5231/630: Telegram

The Ambassador in Spain (Laughlin) to the Secretary of State

9. Latter part of your No. 6, January 30, 1 p.m. [2 p.m.], badly garbled even after service correction. To understand it exactly I must have the 10 groups following “an interview with the head of the Foreign Office”.

After consideration of the rest of the message I think it would be desirable to follow the suggestion you outlined and present orally the [Page 529] general commentary you now make beginning with “I think that we made it sufficiently clear” and confirming it with an aide-mémoire.

I await your instructions with the necessary clarification.