740.0011 European War 1939/10391a

Memorandum of Conversation, by the Under Secretary of State (Welles)

Sir Gerald Campbell,19 in the absence of Lord Halifax,20 came to see me this morning at my request.

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.

S[umner] W[elles]
  1. British Minister.
  2. British Ambassador.