File No. 763.72112/3838

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page)1

[Circular telegram]

The following telegram was sent on 20th to all missions in neutral countries.

[Here follows text of Department’s circular telegram of June 20, printed in full ante, p. 882.]

Inform the Foreign Office and suggest that British officers be appropriately instructed in regard to reciprocal cooperation with officials of United States; also inquire whether British Government is now willing in accordance with discussions in Washington to accept one or more representatives of this Government in the War Trade Intelligence and War Trade Statistics Departments of Foreign Office and whether, in view of foregoing instructions to American officials in regard to their cooperation with British officers, the Foreign Office is disposed definitely to agree to furnish such copies or abstracts from the files of the two offices mentioned as may be required by the United States.

  1. The same, mutatis mutandis, on the same date, to the Ambassadors in France, Italy, and Russia and to the Minister in Belgium, omitting the portion of the last sentence beginning with “also inquire.”