File No. 658.119/147

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


8112. For War Trade Board from Sheldon:

I cannot impress on you too strongly and [the?] desirability of cabling quickly answers to the following cables: 8085, December 28, 8 p.m.;1 8057, December 23, 11 a.m.;2 8041, December 21, 12 p.m. [noon];3 especially 8014, December 20, 9 p.m. [a.m.];4 7952, December 13, 10 a.m. [p.m.].5 I am unable usefully to assist at future Swedish conferences without instructions from you on the points raised. The present favorably disposed Swedish Government will, it is believed, face a difficult political situation on the 15th January on the option of their Parliament unless they can make some favorable statement toward fulfilling one of their pre-election promises of securing necessary imports and we should not fail to take advantage of this situation which every delay jeopardizes.

  1. Ante, p. 1107.
  2. Ante, p. 1095.
  3. Ante, p. 1093.
  4. Ante, p. 1091.
  5. Ante, p. 1085.