123 Dodd, William Edward/20: Telegram

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

114. My 112, June 29, 1 p.m.41 Foreign Office thinks general idea of the procedure suggested by you is acceptable. Foreign Office states that the Ambassador would have access to the Foreign Minister and anyone else in the Foreign Office and thus could as a practical matter transact business, though official communications should be signed by me and in any official representation of the Embassy I should act as Chargé as aside from his informal relationship with the Foreign Office the Ambassador will have no official status until presenting his letters especially vis-à-vis the diplomatic corps.

My latest confidential information from the source mentioned in my 110, June 26, 4 p.m., is that the President may return to Berlin at the end of August but of course this is still only a possibility.

When a definite decision is reached please telegraph me as to exact date of the Ambassador’s arrival here, who will accompany him, and what accommodations it is desired that I secure for him. Also if the Department desires that the Ambassador be met prior to his arrival in Berlin. Please cable travel authorization.

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