The Minister Resident in Ethiopia ( Engert ) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 12—9:55 a.m.]
463. Department’s 299, July 7, 8 p.m. There are at present 12 American men, 11 women and 10 children in territory of Ethiopia which has not yet been occupied by the Italians. Of these only five have been heard from since May 1st (see my 449, July 1, noon85). The others have evidently been unable to get runners through and my attempts have also been in vain. Situation essentially as anticipated in last paragraph of my 350, May 17, 9 a.m.86
Other questions in Department’s 299 will be answered in subsequent telegrams.