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