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The Minister Resident in Ethiopia (Engert) to the Secretary of State

377. Regarding my 376 of today, please inform me whether foreigners residing in Italy or Germany are expected to give respective national saltites. There would, of course, be no objection to removing hats when passing national or regimental colors or, as a matter of courtesy, even to Governor General but unless instructed to the contrary I shall not advise Americans to give Fascist salute. In any event I and my American staff have no intention of making any Roman obeisances.

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The requirement to leave an automobile or get off a horse appears to me too utterly ridiculous to be even dismissed.

I shall confer with my diplomatic colleagues as soon as practicable.