File No. 763.72112/1445

The Ambassador in Italy ( Page ) to the Secretary of State


363. Your instruction June 25 regarding hospital supplies was received and acted on immediately. Owing, however, to difference in Spanish Ambassador’s presentation of case to me I supposed other articles were referred to. Am to-day informed by Foreign Office that Italian Government accepts proposal of United States and Spain and will consider as non-contraband, either absolute or conditional for transit on high seas, medicines, sanitary supplies [and] surgical appliances, serving only for cure and for diagnostic investigations specified in American list.

American Embassy