562.8F4/48: Telegram

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

620. The delegates to the Whaling Conference are authorized to-sign the final act quoted in your 552, January 20.

The draft protocol also quoted appears to be acceptable. The Department is inclined to believe that it will not be necessary to delay the departure of Dr. Kellogg merely for the purpose of signing the [Page 948] protocol unless the Embassy and the delegation feel that he should do so. Smithsonian concurs in this view.

Please telegraph whether Dr. Kellogg will remain for signature of the protocol. If so any necessary increase in the budget of expenses will be authorized and a request for full powers will be submitted to the President.