The Secretary of State to the Minister in Greece ( MacVeagh )
182. Your 252, April 18, noon. The Department appreciates the rapidly changing circumstances affecting the question of the departure of the Diplomatic Corps from Athens, and leaves to your discretion the decision with regard to your own action in this respect. You should bear in mind the desirability of maintaining close contact with the Greek Government, either by you or a member of your staff, whenever this may become practicable. The Department, of course, would not wish you or any member of your staff to incur undue risk in attempting to rejoin the Greek Government.