File No. 763.72111/649

The General Agent of the Grand Trunk Railway System (O. S. Cockey) to the Secretary of State

My dear Sir:

Transportation of contraband goods

Would like very much to know whether our road would be permitted to handle contraband from Dominion of Canada across United States territory into Canadian territory, and whether United States contraband goods can be moved into Canada, then through Canada, into the United States, and again into Canada for export via Canadian ports. For instance, from New York to Vancouver via Niagara Falls, across Canadian territory via our road to Chicago and into Canada north of Minneapolis.

Any information you can give me on the subject will be greatly appreciated.

Yours very truly,

O. S. Cockey