The Ambassador in Italy (Phillips) to the Secretary of State

No. 249

Sir: I have the honor to refer to my telegram No. 79 of February 26, 1 p.m., concerning the assurances given by the Italian Minister [Page 692] for Foreign Affairs that adequate protection would be afforded the premises of the Legation at Addis Ababa and to transmit herewith a copy in translation of Count Ciano’s note, confirming these assurances and stating that the appropriate measures had been taken.

Respectfully yours,

William Phillips

The Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs (Ciano) to the American Ambassador (Phillips)


My Dear Ambassador: In reply to your letter of February 25, 1937, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that I immediately advised the Ministry of Colonies of the information furnished by you and that the said Ministry in turn informed me that it had immediately communicated for this purpose with the Vice-Regal Government. I must therefore believe that appropriate steps have already been taken to guarantee the safety of the premises of the former Legation of the United States in Addis Ababa.

Kindly accept [etc.]