File No. 763.72112/1840
The Ambassador in Great Britain (Page) to the Secretary of State
[Received 2 p. m.]
3154. Paragraph numbered 13, beginning on page 10 of note,1 is not quite clear to me. If it means that the British Government has, as a deliberate Government policy, increased or will increase British trade at the expense of American trade, such an imputation of bad faith has been repeatedly denied by the British Government.
It occurs to me respectfully to ask whether this be your meaning, and if so, whether the paragraph shall be sent in as it was.
In view of repeated British denials of foregoing as a Government policy, I wish to be absolutely certain of your meaning, and therefore risk the small delay that this question entails.