File No. 763.72/5355

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page )

[Telegram]

5008. New England States have donated to the British Government several saw-mill units composed of experienced lumbermen [Page 101] fully equipped to assist in supplying lumber needed for the Allied armies. These units are now assembled and ready to sail. The governors of the New England States have selected Mr. George S. Lewis as their representative to precede the units to England and discuss operating plans with the British Government prior to the arrival of the men. Mr. Lewis is sailing on the St. Paul June 16. You may render him every proper assistance.

Polk