The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy (Phillips)
20. Following is text of Engert’s 49, February 21, 9 a.m. received late last night:
[Here follow numbered paragraphs of telegram No. 49, printed on page 681.][Page 686]
Please bring this situation urgently to attention of Foreign Office in such manner as you think appropriate and ask that instructions be sent immediately to authorities in Addis Ababa to render prompt and effective protection to Legation and its personnel.
With reference to paragraph 5 of above quoted telegram, the Department is instructing Engert as follows:
[Here follows second paragraph of telegram printed infra.]