File No. 600.119/269

The Secretary of the British Embassy ( Percy) to the Assistant to the Counselor for the Department of State ( Auchincloss)

Dear Mr. Auchincloss : With reference to my previous letter of June 21 about pyrites, I am now glad to be able to inform you that we have heard from the Minister of Munitions that no serious difficulty need be apprehended in securing necessary supplies for you from Spain. Mr. Phillips of the Ministry, who, as you know, is now here, is taking the question up with the Department of Commerce, and as soon as we can ascertain what shipments the importers in this country already have in prospect and what they need in addition in the immediate future, we shall be in a position to help you. We are only waiting for precise information.

Very truly yours,

Eustace Percy