File No. 763.72112/4858a

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Netherlands ( Langhorne)


621. At the suggestion of the French Ambassador here you are authorized to confer informally with your British and French colleagues on matters of blockade, statistics, and so forth. Department does not desire, however, that you should take part in any formal conference on these subjects with the French and British Ministers. Department desires merely to obtain all possible information on these subjects.