File No. 763.72112/1042

The Consul General at London ( Skinner ) to the Secretary of State

No. 369]

Sir: Referring to the Department’s cabled inquiries last year respecting the possibility of cotton being transferred to the British contraband list, I have the honor to report that this matter is again the subject of considerable discussion in this country and that active pressure is being exerted to the end that cotton shall be placed upon the same footing as copper.

I enclose herewith an extract from the Times newspaper of April 6,3 which indicates the very serious character of the representations being made and which it might be well to counteract if the Department perceives any practicable method of so doing.

I have [etc.]

Robert P. Skinner
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