845.01/193: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Bombay (Donovan)

216. Your 400, May 29, 1 p.m. For your strictly confidential information, representations regarding your office have been made to the Department by the British Government in connection with the letter to the President from the Maharaja of Indore. It is requested, therefore, that you inform the Department telegraphically of the manner in which the letter in question came to your attention, stating whether there was direct correspondence between your office and the Maharaja of Indore or his government on the subject and whether your office was in any way instrumental in delivering the letter or a copy thereof to the press.