Food Administrator’s File

The Food Administrator ( Hoover) to the British Ambassador on Special Mission ( Reading)

My Dear Lord Reading: With respect to your favor of April 16, I am glad to learn that the Wheat Executive agrees to the allocation of Canadian wheat.

I note, however, that you speak of this as a “final allocation”. This is not exactly what was discussed at the time. The whole discussion centered on the May program from the seaboard. It was quite definitely decided that we would make an effort not to interfere with your May program, but that the whole question after June 1 was left open. I merely wish to make this point clear, as in that sense, the allocation is not final.

Faithfully yours,

[ Herbert Hoover]