File No. 300.115/28352

The Commercial Adviser of the British, Embassy (Crawford) to the Foreign Trade Adviser of the Department of State (Rose)

Dear Mr. Rose : In reply to your letter of the 6th instant, I concur that it is understood between us that negotiations and arrangements which are being conducted by us in the matter of facilitating the shipment of goods to and from countries at war with Great Britain, and to and from neutral countries contiguous to those countries, are to be regarded as informal and unofficial and that neither of our Governments is in any way committed thereby.

Yours very sincerely,

R. F. Crawford