711.94114 Mail/25: Telegram

The Chargé in the Soviet Union (Hamilton) to the Secretary of State

1468. Department’s 726, August 20, 6 p.m. The considerations set forth in the Department’s telegram under reference were communicated to the Foreign Office in the Embassy’s note of August 23 and the Foreign Office was requested to give the matter urgent attention. The Embassy subsequent[ly] referred to the matter in conversations at the Foreign Office and requested that action be expedited. A note dated September 22 has now been received from the Foreign Office which replies not to the Embassy’s note of August 23 but to its previous note of July 29 and contains essentially the same information as reported in the Embassy’s telegram 1065, August 12, 3 p.m. This fact was brought to the attention of the chief of the American Section of the Foreign Office6 yesterday who replied that the matter was not being handled in his section but stated that he would investigate the matter and see that a reply was made to the Embassy’s note of August 23.7

  1. Georgy Nikolayevich Zarubin.
  2. In telegram No. 1178, November 8, 10 p.m., the Department requested that the Soviet Government be again asked to hasten a reply on this subject.