File No. 652.119/207

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Sharp)


2843. Your 2722, November 12, 11 a.m., discussed with War Trade Board, which concurs in your recommendations as to using the embargo regulations as a means of securing necessary concessions from Spain. The board is prepared to make thoroughgoing concessions in the furnishing of commodities to Spain by way of exchange for supplies needed by our army in France, although some of the commodities mentioned in your telegram are difficult to obtain. Before acting the board would like detailed information as to bulky commodities which can be most advantageously secured in Spain for the use of our army. Can not this information be obtained through Colonel Dawes and Christie as well as through Embassy at Madrid? Please inform Willard.