123 Dodd, William Edward/13: Telegram

The Chargé in Germany (Gordon) to the Acting Secretary of State

110. My 108, June 24, 1 p.m.38 Further information today from a confidential and authoritative source makes it seem more unlikely than ever that President Hindenburg will return to Berlin before well in September.

I have reason to believe that the new British Ambassador will shape his plans accordingly and is likely not to come here until September whereas he originally intended to arrive in the beginning of August.

I shall cable again on Friday on which date I hope to have further private and reliable information.

Under the existing circumstances here it seems to me that it would be most unfortunate if the Ambassador were kept waiting 2 months before he could present his letter of credence.

I urgently request that the Department advise me of its views in the premises.

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