The British Chargé (Lindsay) to the Secretary of State
Sir: In continuation of Viscount Grey’s note No. 841 of November 22nd,98 concerning the question of relieving the urgent distress in Austria and Poland, I have the honour to state that I have received a telegram from my Government stating that His Majesty’s Government are leaving no stone unturned in the preliminary work of assuring cooperation between British effort and any action that the American Congress may approve. The British authorities concerned in the matter are at work in London and Paris with a view to solving the physical difficulties presented by the shipping problem, and in devising methods to supply other essential requirements [Page 251] for which the proposed appropriation by Congress would probably not provide.
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