740.0011 European War 1939/10391a
Memorandum of Conversation, by the Under Secretary of State (Welles)
I told Sir Gerald that this Government wished the British Government to know of the step which had been taken relating to Ireland. I gave him to read the Department’s instruction of April 25, 6 p.m. to the American Minister in Dublin.
Sir Gerald expressed his appreciation of the information given and said he believed that this Government was doing everything that was [Page 228] practicable and feasible and which would be helpful at this time. He asked if the Department would keep the Embassy informed of further developments in this regard and I said that it would be glad to do so.