File No. 763.72112/1464

The Chargé in Sweden ( Caffery ) to the Secretary of State

No. 302]

Sir: With reference to my telegram of the 17th instant regarding the exportation from Sweden of certain articles, I have the honor to report that I am reliably informed that the English Government has agreed to allow the import into Sweden of 10,000 bales of cotton during the month of August and 10,000 bales of cotton during the month of September next.

I am also informed that there is a probability of some arrangements being concluded by the joint commission now sitting here, as the Swedish Government is anxious to procure coal from England and the British Government is anxious to procure the finer grades or iron from Sweden, and that therefore Sweden will allow the export of iron needed in Great Britain in case the British authorities allow the export to Sweden of the coal needed here.

I have [etc.]

Jefferson Caffery