The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Germany (Mayer)
46. Your 135, May 6, 9 p.m., and Department’s 45, May 7, 5 p.m.70 With regard to Goering’s reference to the sabotage claims, you may state informally that you presume he knows that the final argument in those cases is scheduled to begin May 12, and that if it is his purpose to have them settled other than through the Commission, prompt action will be required, and that he may not desire to tie up this subject too closely with the other broad subjects envisaged in your conversation of May 6th which will require time for consideration.
Hearings on sabotage cases might be adjourned at German Agent’s request if Goering assures you that he intends in principle to settle these claims. If favorable opportunity is offered, you may repeat substance last sentence Department’s 24, March 14, 3 p.m. regarding negotiations.
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