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The Minister in Switzerland (Harrison) to the Secretary of State

2712. American interests—Thailand. Legation’s 2549, June 6.52 Swiss Consul, Bangkok, telegraphs June 9 following:

“Visited Peck, June 8 from 9:30 to 10:55 and June 9, 9:40 to 11:40 accompanied by official of Thai Foreign Office, Attaché of Japanese Embassy and Thai officer. Conference covered preparations for repatriation and taking over by Swiss of American Legation, Bangkok, as departure of American Mission postponed to June 21. Inventory only of Legation given to Swiss Consulate up to present. Transfer of cash will be made later, as Thai Foreign Office has asked for copy of this inventory. Instructions requested whether this request should be acceded to. After departure of Peck, American Legation will be under surveillance of Thai police.”

Swiss Foreign Office requested inform Swiss Consul, Bangkok, not to turn over copy of inventory to Thai Foreign Office until instructions received to that effect.

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