The Secretary of State to the Consul General at London (Skinner)
Your September 28, noon.
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Department prefers that each case be disposed of by Procurator General and that individual guaranty of American owners be taken by British Government with sufficient security. Endeavor to effect such an arrangement.
Does proposal extend to goods or proceeds in addition to those on list? What arrangements are proposed for disposal of moneys to amount of invoice value deposited to effect release of goods?
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