740.00119 EAC/18

The Chief of the Division of European Affairs ( Matthews ) to the First Secretary of the British Embassy ( Wright )

Dear Wright: Thank you for your letter of December 9 about staff for the European Advisory Commission.

We are endeavoring to secure a minimum of one high grade Russian translator and interpreter and one stenographer for the Secretariat. We will, of course, take care of the clerical needs of our delegation and one of our secretaries on the Secretariat will be Russian speaking.

If it becomes apparent that a larger staff will be desirable, we will endeavor to find it.

Sincerely yours,

H. Freeman Matthews