File No. 611.419/187

The British Ambassador ( Spring Rice ) to the Secretary of State

No. 48]

Sir: I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 626 of the 20th ultimo in which you enquire as to the scope of the undertaking which is required to be executed by manufacturers desiring to obtain supplies of rubber from the British Empire.

I have the honour to state in reply to this enquiry that, so far as regards the exportation of raw, waste, and reclaimed rubber, and the exportation of manufactured or partly manufactured rubber goods, the undertaking comprehends the use and disposition of rubber obtained from countries other than the United Kingdom or British possessions and to the sale in the United States of goods manufactured therefrom.

I have [etc.]

Cecil Spring Rice