File No. 341.115R221/4
The Ambassador in Great Britain (Page) to the Secretary of State
[Received 4.25 p. m.]
2202. Your 1575 of 17th re Helge.1 Foreign Office advises me that consignment shipped by Reagan Bale Company was not amongst items of cargo placed in prize court, and there has never been any intention of interfering with it; further states that it is somewhat at [Page 422] a loss to understand what injury can be inflicted on United States shippers seeing that in all cases in which shipments of cotton, covered by the terms of the cotton arrangement, are detained and purchased by British Government, such purchases are made at the contract price in accordance with the terms agreed upon.