701.6266A/12: Telegram

The Minister in Switzerland ( Harrison ) to the Secretary of State

2577. This is Tittmann’s 126, April 8, reference Department’s 917, March 20 to Bern.60a

I should like to notify Holy See of our attitude but before doing so I would like to be certain that it is our intention to give enemy diplomats [Page 1316] accredited to Holy See option of leaving Rome altogether or of moving into Vatican City. Although this seems to be implied in paraphrase of telegram received here it is not entirely clear. Please confirm by telegram. [Tittmann.]

Legation note: paraphrase was clear rendition of original.

  1. See footnote 59, above.