841E.00/19: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)

4171. My 4030, August 25, noon, and your 4763, August 26, 4 p.m.24 The Irish Minister has again urged most eloquently that this Government intercede on behalf of the one remaining Irishman now sentenced to be executed on September 2.25 He has at the same time expressed, by instruction of his Government, his deep gratitude for the sympathetic interest displayed by this Government in the case of the six men originally under sentence. I leave it entirely to your own determination whether you should do anything further in the matter, if in your opinion any useful or desirable purpose would be served thereby.

  1. Latter not printed.
  2. The execution occurred as scheduled on September 2.