War Trade Board Files: Japanese Tonnage Negotiations, Vol. II

The Representative of the British Ministry of Shipping ( Fisher ) to the Chairman of the War Trade Board ( McCormick )

Sir: I am directed to inform you that in view of the reported completion of your negotiations for the chartering of Japanese tonnage, my Government presumes that there is no necessity for them to refrain further from the chartering of Japanese vessels when opportunity offers, and I am to request that you will inform me whether this presumption is correct.

I am [etc.]

Thomas Fisher