The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy ( Long )5
Sir: Reference is made to Report No. 14028 of August 29, 1934, from the Military Attaché at your Mission regarding Italian military preparations against Ethiopia, and there is enclosed a paraphrase of a telegram, dated September 22, 1934, from the American Ambassador at Moscow,6 regarding alleged arrangements between France and Great Britain, on the one side, and Italy on the other, giving the latter a free hand in Ethiopia. The Department would be glad to receive any information you may be able to obtain regarding the matter in question.
Very truly yours,