File No. 611.419/132
The British Ambassador (Spring Rice) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 9.]
Sir: With reference to conversations which have taken place between us relative to the removal of the British embargo on British rubber, I have the honour to enclose herewith paraphrase of a telegram which I have received from Sir Edward Grey, His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in which he informs me that arrangements have been practically completed whereby dealers and manufacturers in the United States can obtain supplies of rubber from the British Empire. The telegram gives details as to what these arrangements are. I have lost no time in telegraphing to the representatives of the rubber interests now in New York and I have also distributed copies to the press.
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