352.1121 Blodgett, Walton/29: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Spain (Bowers)

31. I sent for the Spanish Ambassador today and expressed our deep concern over the fate of the five Americans imprisoned in the Island of Majorca; I reminded him that we had been expressing our interest in telegrams of inquiry and instruction since June 15th and, so far, had received no definite information for the reason that our representatives in Madrid and in Palma had been unable to secure any information. Without condoning the acts of the Americans I felt it was highly important for us to be advised of the actual situation and asked the Ambassador to be so good as to communicate with his Government in this sense.