File No. 763.72112/1462

The Secretary of State to the Swedish Minister (Ekengren)

My Dear Mr. Minister: I thank you for your note of August 10,1 which explains more fully the question at issue between your Government and that of Great Britain in regard to restrictions upon trade.

I fully understand that the question is still in the hypothetical stage and that your discussion of it is unofficial. With your consent, however, I would greatly prefer to await the outline of your Government’s position, which you have kindly offered to send me, before giving you even my informal views upon the matter.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing
  1. Ante, p. 507.