867N.01/1102: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Jerusalem (Wadsworth)

Your telegram July 9, 10 a.m. The Department wishes to be kept fully informed by telegraph of all outstanding developments touching the unsettled state of public security, and to be promptly advised of any steps you may consider it desirable to take for the protection of American lives and property in the light of the changing situation.

It is, however, generally unnecessary to report in detail by telegraph specific acts of terrorism unless they involve American citizens or American property interests or unless they possess some special significance to which attention is not being adequately drawn by American press correspondents in Palestine. In this last connection it is suggested you might appropriately invite the Department’s attention to any American press telegrams of special importance coming to your notice, indicating at the same time your observations as to their accuracy.

Briefer and more frequent telegrams would be welcomed from you in the sense of this and the Department’s telegram of July 8, 5 p.m., so long as the situation continues serious.