371.115 St 2/127
The Minister in Rumania (Wilson) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received July 19.]
Sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy of a letter, with enclosure,36 dated June 22, 1933, from Mr. J. P. Hughes, General Manager of the “Romano-Americana,” the local subsidiary of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. In his letter, which is self-explanatory, Mr. Hughes requests the Legation to protest against a decision of the Rumanian Government to suspend payment of the coupons of War Damage Bonds issued in accordance with an agreement between the Rumanian Government and its creditors.
The British and Dutch Legations were instructed by their Governments to make a formal protest to the Rumanian Government against what appears to be an arbitrary and unjust decision which was adopted by that Government without any discussion with the other parties to the contract between them. Copies of the British and Dutch protests are enclosed herewith.37
Although I have received no instructions from the Department on this subject, nevertheless, as it seems that American interests are clearly involved, I have ventured to send a note, a copy of which is enclosed herewith, to the Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, expressing the hope that the decision of the Rumanian Government may be reconsidered.