123M272/67a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Spain ( Willard )

3. Magruder has been ordered to assume the duties of Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at Helsingfors until the arrival of a Minister. A letter accrediting him to Minister for Foreign Affairs is being mailed to Madrid.11 He should remain in Madrid until Caffery has become familiar with the Embassy, but not later than February 10.12 Request him to notify Department by cable concerning the clerical and stenographic force which he will require for the establishment of the Legation.

  1. No file copy has been found.
  2. In a telegram of Jan. 27, the Ambassador reported: “Magruder left for London last night en-route to Helsingfors. He will report at Embassy London for possible instructions.” In a telegram of Feb. 17, addressed to Magruder at London, he was directed to “proceed Stockholm and await further instructions.” (File Nos. 123M272/71, 75.)