The Minister in Portugal ( South ) to the Acting Secretary of State

No. 21

Sir: With reference to the Legation’s despatch No. 3027 of March 21, 1930, enclosing a copy of a British draft note on the subject of flag discrimination, I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy of a note making representations against the system of discrimination maintained in favor of Portuguese vessels, which was sent to the Minister for Foreign Affairs by my French Colleague, Monsieur Eugene Pralon, on April 3, 1930,19—on which date the British note to which I make reference and Dutch, Italian and Norwegian notes of a more or less similar tenor were also addressed to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. A German note was sent in a few days later.

It will be noted that Monsieur Pralon employs language of a slightly more guarded nature than does Sir Francis Lindley in his reference to the possible consequences of the continued maintenance of the comprehensive system of discrimination of which he complains.

I have [etc.]

J. G. South
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