File No. 763.72112/146

The Ambassador in Great Britain (Page) to the Secretary of State1


789. Your unnumbered instruction September 24. The Spanish Ambassador having just received instructions, he and I had a conference with Grey. Grey heartily assents in principle and asks that our Government and the Spanish Government define exactly what constitutes hospital supplies and submit to all belligerent governments this definition and the proposal that they be neither contraband nor conditional contraband but be free and be expedited everywhere. The Spanish Ambassador here suggests that you take this up with the Spanish Ambassador in Washington to save time.

American Ambassador
  1. Repeated October 9 to the Ambassador in Spain.