File No. 300.115/5970
The Ambassador in Great Britain (Page) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 12.]
Sir: Adverting to the Department’s instructions No. 1526 of August 31 and to my cablegram No. 3113 of to-day’s date1 regarding the shipment from Rotterdam to the United States of 153 cases of porcelain guides on behalf of the Mitchell-Bissell Company of New York, I have the honor to enclose herewith, for the information of the Department, a copy of a note which has been received from the Foreign Office in reply to my representations in the premises, and in which it is stated that the British Consul General at Rotterdam is being authorized to issue, on application, a permit for the shipment of the goods in question.
It is further set forth in the note above mentioned that these goods could well be supplied from Great Britain, and that it is only on account of the fact that the delay required to place the orders might prove inconvenient for the users in the United States of America that the British Government have decided to treat this application as a special case, and further that the grant of a permit for the whole amount in this instance must therefore not be considered in any way as a precedent for dealing with future applications of this description.
I also have the honor to return herewith the order forms for these guides which were transmitted to the Embassy by the Department in its instructions No. 1526 of August 31.
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