868.24/92: Telegram

The Minister in Greece (MacVeagh) to the Secretary of State

320. Department’s telegram No. 262, November 15, 8 p.m., Department’s 266, November 16, 3 p.m., and my 316, November 18, 7 p.m. In a written communication dated November 19 the Prime Minister expresses his great appreciation of the President’s prompt response to his appeal for the material aid so necessary to Greece in its hard and unequal struggle against an unprovoked aggression.

He confirms the full agreement of the Greek Government with the Department’s point of view regarding Greek purchases in the United States stating that orders will be placed by the Greek Minister at Washington through the British Purchasing Commission liaison with which will be assured by the Greek Consul General at New York. He adds that lists of materials required have been drawn up in agreement with the British authorities and transmitted to the Greek Minister and that the necessary instructions have been issued by both the Greek and British Governments.