File No. 841.711/2237

Memorandum of the Counselor for the Department of State ( Polk)

Mr. Barclay, of the British Embassy, called and read me a despatch from his Government to the effect that the Embassy was to deliver the pouches that were being held to the Swedish Minister, with the statement that they were delivering them not because they were satisfied as to their contents, but because they did not wish to inconvenience this Government in the negotiations carried on with the Swedes. The British Government also would not give any guarantee that bags would not be held up in the future.

F[rank] L. P[olk]