365D.1163/129: Telegram

The Chargé in Italy (Reed) to the Secretary of State

356. Department’s No. 119, November 30, 7 p.m. The Foreign Office was informed verbally by the Ministry of Italian Africa this afternoon that according to information received from Addis Ababa the Vice Regal authorities had decided to proceed with the expropriation of the Seventh Day Adventist properties at Addis Ababa in accordance with due process of law. It appears that the local representative had been discussing a settlement with the authorities but that the Ministry is without detailed information on the subject. The Ministry will, however, request a report from Addis Ababa by telegram.