File No. 763.72112/1595a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page )

[Telegram]

2118. Doubt among American cotton exporters as to attitude of British Government toward shipment cotton to neutral European countries. Just what proof of consumption in neutral country is required to guarantee non-interference with shipment? Have arrangements for shipment to Merchants Guild, Copenhagen, and similar organization, Norway, referred to in Consul Skinner’s cable of August 24, been perfected? If so, what are terms thereof? Unofficially take up matter with British authorities.

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