340.1115A/578: Telegram

The Minister in Greece (MacVeagh) to the Secretary of State

77. My telegram No. 71, April 20, 7 p.m. Investigation shows that 72 native born Americans now in Greece would desire to leave the country if hostilities extend to this area. The difficulties of evacuation under such conditions and the desirability of departing beforehand have personally been made clear to all of them. In addition, a circular is being mailed to them as well as to all Greek-Americans registered at the Consulates here and at Salonika, urgently repeating the advice given last summer and stating the facts concerning the present curtailment and possible future stoppage of transportation facilities.