File No. 763.72119/39

Memorandum by the Secretary of State

Spanish Ambassador called to say that when the time came for mediation his Government would be pleased to act with this Government in a tender of good offices.

He seemed quite anxious that the President should understand that they were not only willing, but desirous of rendering any assistance in their power.

I have told him the matter would be laid before the President, and that I was sure the President would be pleased to know of their disposition.

I also asked him whether it would be possible for his Government to allow copper to be shipped to it directly, with the guarantee that it would not be reexported, or whether the Government would guarantee that copper shipped to private individuals in Spain would not be exported.