File No. 841.731/376a

The Counselor for the Department of State to the British Ambassador ( Spring Rice )

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: May I again call your attention to the seriousness of the interruption by the British censors of strictly commercial cablegrams pertaining to non-contraband goods exchanged between this country and other neutral countries, especially Scandinavian countries.

It would be most gratifying if I could have your assistance in an effort to bring about some arrangement with your Government whereby the relief which is needed so much, not only by the United States but by the other neutral countries, may be obtained.

I should be very glad to discuss this matter with you whenever you can conveniently call on me, and remain [etc.]

Robert Lansing