The Minister in Greece ( MacVeagh ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 2:48 p.m.]
166. Department’s instruction No. 622, September 28, 1939 and my telegram No. 11, January 20, 1 p.m. After repeated attempts to secure a reply in this matter I have received a note from the Foreign Office today stating that our proposal is receiving profound study, in a friendly spirit with a view to the initiation of negotiations as soon as the normal situation shall be re-established and the difficulties affecting [Page 611] particularly communication with the United States as a result of the extension of the war to the Mediterranean shall have been removed.