File No. 763.72111/5063a

The Assistant Secretary of State ( Phillips) to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury ( Peters)

Dear Mr. Peters: The Secretaries of the British and French Embassies called upon me yesterday requesting that steps be taken so that the publication of manifests of ships sailing from the United States for Allied countries be discontinued.

I merely desire to bring these facts to your attention and to inquire whether, in your opinion, it would be possible to take any steps looking to the discontinuance of the publication of the manifests.

Sincerely yours,

William Phillips