740.00112 European War 1939/10958: Telegram

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

2045. Department’s 1875, May 31, noon; your 3532, June 2, 11 p.m. and 3606, June 6, noon. Department gratified that official Division of Commerce indicated that a counter offer something between Swiss proposals of March 23rd and ours of May 10th may be made to us. It is imperative, however, that this offer be made known within the next day or two, and your are therefore requested to call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and to press for an immediate reply to London’s counter proposal which you delivered to Swiss on May 25th. Dingle Foot is telegraphing similar instructions to your British colleague. Please cable result of your conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs and indicate if possible date on which we may expect reply.

Sent to Bern, repeated to London as no. 4725.

Hull