File No. 763.72112/2145a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Page)


2652. Chandler Anderson, representing some of the beef packers, sailed steamer Rotterdam December 28 to treat for settlement direct with British Government. Kindly give him such unofficial assistance as you properly can.

British Ambassador here thought that any note on beef packers’ cases should be withheld pending negotiations of settlement as it might make settlement impossible.

Lloyd Griscom sailed same ship, representing Sulzberger, to try to open negotiations for settlement. British Government has copies of agreements between Sulzberger and Deutsche Bank which insured. Sulzberger against loss in case of seizure. Griscom knows Government has this information.