123 Thomas, Sheldon: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Sweden ( Johnson )

872. Following instruction for Thomas at Copenhagen was sent to Murphy on May 9 for onward transmission through SHAEF.

“You are directed to seek an early interview with the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs and deliver him a note requesting the agrément for The Honorable Monnett Bain Davis as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary near the Danish Government. The note should also mention the desire of this Government that you be recognized as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim pending the arrival of [Page 571] Mr. Davis. Department should be informed by telegraph as soon as agrément has been given.”40

As your 1758 May 1141 indicates that Thomas has not yet received this instruction, please relay it on to him.

  1. Agrément for Mr. Davis was given on May 16, 1945.
  2. Not printed.