740.0011 European War 1939/10892: Telegram
The Minister in Egypt ( Kirk ) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 14—1:22 a.m.]
477. Captain James Roosevelt12 returned to Alexandria this morning from a visit of 4 hours to Crete where he delivered to the King of Greece the letter from the President13 and asks that the following message from the King be delivered to the President immediately.
“The King is deeply appreciative of the President’s message and hopes that the expression of continued aid to Greece will be carried out. He, like our Government, has the firm intention to carry on.”
The King is sending a communication direct to the President13 but fears that it may be delayed in transmission.
Captain Roosevelt confirms the report contained in my 474, May 12, 11 p.m.,14 regarding the proposed departure of the King from Crete and adds that the decision is being reached at the urgent requests of the British Minister to Greece and not on His Majesty’s own initiative.
Captain Roosevelt returns to Cairo this evening.