852.48/1506c: Telegram

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

2359. For Lehman.19 Gore-Booth, British Embassy, has inquired status offer British Government contained in letter to Jackson20 March 12, 1943 to contribute generously to fund of two and a half million dollars then envisaged for refugee relief in Spain. Inquiry precipitated by cable from British Foreign Office asking clarification of situation for British representatives at Bermuda conference to be held immediately. British Foreign Office may consult you London. Gore-Booth was advised of present relief situation Spain and requested to ask his Government to hold offer open until your return. He replied view present relief situation Spain doubtful offer will be held open.

  1. Herbert H. Lehman, Director, Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation Operations, Department of State.
  2. Hugh R. Jackson, Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation Operations.