File No. 600.119/42

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Denmark ( Egan )

[Telegram]

327. Your 586, April 16, 4 p.m.1 A bill has been introduced in Congress to prohibit all exports from this country except under [Page 807] special license, but barring such precautions as may be necessary to guard against trading with the enemy, it is not intended that this measure should produce burdensome restrictions upon or interruptions in our commerce with neutral countries. Notwithstanding that the matter is inchoate at the moment and dependent upon the Congress, you nevertheless should take occasion to allay public alarm relative to its injurious effects on Danish commerce, if the measure indicated should be adopted.

Lansing
  1. Post, p. 1015.