File No. 763.72112/1443
The Minister in the Netherlands (Van Dyke) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 6.]
Sir: Referring to the Department’s instruction No. 129 of June 29 enclosing a copy of a letter from Tomson and Company in which it is alleged that the Netherlands Oversea Trust Company “only give their assistance to Dutch concerns,” I have the honor to report that on several occasions I have carefully investigated the status of the Netherlands Oversea Trust with respect to issuing licenses for the importation of goods, American and otherwise, for consumption in the Netherlands.
I think the whole matter has been quite clearly reported in my despatches No. 299 of July 8 and No. 314 of July 19.3[Page 279]
A full explanation of what has been called “discrimination” is found in my despatch No. 299, in paragraph No IV.
I have [etc.]
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