File No. 763.72112/1453
The Ambassador in Great Britain (Page) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 9.]
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s instructions No. 1122 of June 15 quoting cables from the Minister at The Hague regarding shipments of tobacco from the Dutch East Indies to Holland and instructing me to bring the Matter to the attention of the British Government to the effect that it would appear that tobacco from the Dutch colonies was given more favorable treatment than tobacco from the United States.
In reply I beg to enclose herewith to the Department, a copy of a note which I have received from Sir Edward Grey in reply to my informal representations in the premises, in which the position of the British Government is defined.
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