868.01/373: Telegram

The Ambassador to the Greek Government in Exile (Kirk) to the Secretary of State

Greek Series 42. My Greek Series 40, August 17, 8 p.m. For the Secretary and Under Secretary. In my immediately following Greek Series telegram there is transmitted the text of a personal message addressed to the President by the King of the Hellenes which the Prime Minister has just brought to me with the request that it had [be?] laid before the President at the earliest possible moment. Tsouderos said that the King is faced with an immediate Cabinet crisis as outlined in my telegram under reference and does not wish to make [Page 143] a final decision in the matter with which he finds himself faced until he has received the President’s advice.

I am informed that a similar message from the King is being sent to Churchill through the British Ambassador to Greece.