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

61. My 55, February 23, 3 p.m. The last of the refugees left the Legation last night and have not been molested. Food has been provided by the authorities as promised.

By actual count 700 Ethiopians had taken refuge in the Legation between February 19 and 23 of whom 243 [were] men, 262 women and 195 children. Before leaving, a delegation from them very touchingly expressed their gratitude to the United States Government “for saving our lives”.