123 Kennedy, Joseph P./109: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Kennedy )

492. Personal for the Ambassador. The President and I have read your recent telegrams with the utmost interest. With reference to the last paragraph of your 846, August 31, 5 p.m., I feel that the recent public speeches and public statements of the President and myself, which were prepared with great care, accurately reflect the attitude of this Government toward the European and world situation, and that it would not be practicable to be more specific as to our reaction in hypothetical circumstances.

For your information our attention has been called to the appearance here of a special telephonic interview with you copyrighted by the Boston Evening American and the International News Service. This will undoubtedly be regarded as unfair to other agencies and [Page 569] would, if the practice were pursued by our representatives abroad, result in great confusion.