860c.51/1029a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Poland (Nielsen)

33. According to press despatch from London dated June 26, published in New York Times June 27, the Financial News of London has stated that it understood from authoritative sources that Polish Government intended to continue in full all payments due in Britain (presumably [Page 417] on Polish bonds floated in Great Britain) as the balance of trade between Great Britain and Poland is favorable to Poland which is not the case with the United States.

Please cable Department whether there is any basis for this report.

Department desires to be kept promptly informed, briefly by cable and fully by mail, with regard to any developments indicating any difference in the treatment of British and American holders of Polish bonds. Department desires particularly to be advised of any action taken by the British Government formally or informally in connection with this matter.