File No. 652.119/285

The Ambassador in Spain ( Willard) to the Secretary of State


913. Embassy’s 910 December 3, 1 p.m. Consul General informs Embassy about 88,000 bales of cotton in Spain. Embassy respectfully suggests no more permits to export cotton be granted until January 1, and until after further exchange of views. Embassy further respectfully suggests that refusals to grant such permits be based entirely upon the ground of our own needs, of our co-belligerents’, and that no ground be given for the charge of retaliation on part of United States. Barcelona also reports average daily consumption in Spain 1,000 bales.