124.84/75a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Bingham)

148. Your 249, May 5, 5 p.m.29 and earlier telegrams. Please express to the Foreign Office and through it to Sir Sidney Barton our sincere appreciation for the prompt and effective assistance rendered in the evacuation of the American Legation at Addis Ababa.30

Please endeavor to keep us promptly advised of developments at Addis Ababa. In this connection we hope it will be possible for Barton to transmit to us through Foreign Office and your Embassy brief reports from Engert from time to time.

  1. Not printed.
  2. For the official British account of these disturbances, see British Cmd. 5213, Ethiopia No. 5 (1936): Reports and Correspondence Regarding the Rescue and Relief of British and Foreign Nationals at Addis Ababa During the Disturbances of May 2–6, 1936.