868.51 War Credits/774: Telegram

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

202. Department’s telegram No. 188, August 15, 6 p.m. After embodying the Department’s observations in a first person note addressed to the Premier, I took this today to the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs to whom I made known its contents. He immediately remarked in some excitement that Greece’s situation has become even worse since our last conversation on the subject but after I had expressed my personal sympathy in regard to Greece’s present difficulties with Italy5 and had stressed that my note dealt with a very different matter and one long under discussion between us he accepted it gracefully enough for the earliest possible attention.

In view of existing circumstances I am not sanguine as to prospects of any immediate payment as a result of this note but feel it should have a salutary influence on the future attitude of the Greek Government toward all financial questions involving us.

  1. For correspondence on this subject, see pp. 524 ff.