811.7353b W 52/26: Telegram

The Ambassador in Great Britain (Harvey) to the Secretary of State

348. Your 241 August 8, 4 p.m. Mr. Frederick Kerr representative in Portugal of Western Union who is now here states that a proviso in landing license, such as has been reported by the Legation at Lisbon, that South American traffic should go via Saint Vincent would render license useless to his company and has instructed his agent at Lisbon not to sign any contract containing such a clause as it would put eastern company in a position of getting all traffic from Europe to South America while being under no obligation to give Western Union any traffic in reverse direction.