File No. 814.48/28a

The Secretary of State to Chargé Thurston


For Minister from Red Cross:

Show despatch of yesterday to Alfred Clark. Include him on relief committee you were asked to organize possibly as executive officer. Deliver following message to Clark:

Acting on your cablegram twenty-eighth we are sending by United Fruit Company steamer leaving New Orleans January third 6,500 dollars worth flour, 1,500 dollars worth potatoes, 500 dollars worth crackers, 1,000 dollars worth disinfectants for Red Cross committee American Minister asked to organize. Will endeavor to send some galvanized iron same boat. Desire specific information as to character and quantity cloth for clothing and quantity galvanized iron.