863.51 Relief Credits/524

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Germany (Gilbert)
No. 187

The Secretary of State refers to the Embassy’s telegram No. 69, January 25, 6 p.m., and transmits for the information of the Embassy a copy of a telegram addressed by the Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, Incorporated, on February 4, 1939, to the Minister of Finance, Berlin, and a copy of a letter addressed by Mr. Thomas W. Lamont9 on February 8, 1939, to Dr. Rudolf Brinkmann, German Ministry of Economics, regarding Austrian bonds.10

The American Chargé d’Affaires is requested at some suitable opportunity to indicate to the proper German authorities the interest of [Page 564] this Government in these communications and endeavor to ascertain what the prospects are of the German Government’s responding to them favorably in the way of undertaking the discussion suggested.

  1. Member of J. P. Morgan & Co.
  2. Enclosures not printed.