The Secretary of State to the Secretary of Commerce ( Hoover )
My Dear Mr. Secretary: I send you herewith a memorandum which has been presented to me concerning the attitude which this Government should take toward cooperation with Germany and German business interests in developing future trade with Russia.
I am disposed to agree with the arguments put forth and the action suggested, but would, of course, like to know your views before proceeding with the matter. If you agree, copies of the memorandum will be furnished to the American Chargé d’Affaires and the American Consul General at Berlin for their confidential information and guidance. You might also care to furnish a copy, for the same purpose, to Mr. Cole.
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