124.61/9–1745: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)

2271. UrAir 231, September 17. Navy Secretary Forrestal has requested Dept to make strong representations to Soviet Govt with regard to case of Mrs. V. I. Tolley.75 Unless you feel that the case would be prejudiced by such action you are again requested to take up with the SovFonOff.

Was Mrs. Tolley among those given oral understanding? Please inform Dept which persons given oral understanding.

  1. Vladilena Isayevna Tolley (Mrs. Kemp Tolley).