File No. 855.48/182

The Minister in Belgium ( Whitlock ) to the Secretary of State

No. 34]

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith enclosed copy and translation of a note received from the German civil authorities at Brussels giving me the assurance of the Governor General that foodstuffs imported for the region of Givet and Fumay, in that part of France upon the Belgian border as far as the Meuse, will be exempt from requisition.1

After investigating conditions in this district, the representatives of the Rockefeller Foundation, who have recently been here, have agreed to furnish the foodstuffs for this district on condition of their being transported thither by the Commission for Relief in Belgium.

I have [etc.]

Brand Whitlock
  1. Not printed.