The Secretary of State to the British Chargé (Chilton)

Sir: The Department of State has been informed of the resolution which the Canadian Parliament adopted last week, authorizing the Governor in Council, by regulation, to prohibit the exportation from Canada of pulpwood of the variety, kind, place of origin or having the particulars of identification or ownership or production described in the regulation.

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You will, of course, appreciate that this is a matter of serious importance to this country and it is impossible for this government to contemplate the suggested action without grave concern. I shall be glad to have full information upon the subject as soon as possible, especially with respect to any action intended by the Canadian Government, in order that the Government of the United States may give appropriate consideration to the questions presented.

Accept [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes