783.72119/2829: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Great Britain ( Laughlin )

3406. For Crosby from Rathbone. Treasury 625. Inform Goodhue as follows:

Referring your 790, Embassy’s 4162 November 30. Impossible to obtain replies to any of queries 1 to 5, inclusive, until latter part of next week at earliest, and information regarding several of them will not be available until a much later date. Regarding question 3, State Department has requested American citizens owning property in enemy countries to file statements thereof which are now being received in large numbers and tabulated. Question 6. Best published estimate is that of Sir George Paish who in 1914 estimated annual increase of wealth in the United States at seven billion dollars. This estimate is probably somewhat high.