The British Ambassador (Lindsay) to the Assistant Secretary of State (Bundy)
Dear Bundy : The Fighting Ship Bill having now been redrafted by its promoters and renumbered H. R. 10674,12 I am sending you the enclosed Memorandum to put on record that the objections which I had previously urged against H. R. 8874 apply with equal force to the Bill in its new form.13 It was favourably reported to the House I understand on April 6th.[Page 935]
I also enclose, in case it should be of interest to you, a copy of a letter addressed by the Agent for the Trans-Atlantic Passenger Conference to Mr. Mooney, summing up what transpired at the abortive Conference between the Lines, which sought to reach a compromise.
- Introduced on March 19, by Mr. Ewin L. Davis, Chairman of the Committee on Merchant Marine, Radio, and Fisheries. See Congressional Record, vol. 75, pt. 6, p. 6514.↩
- Except for Italy, all the countries that lodged formal representations against H. R. 8874 and H. R. 8875 and S. 3501 and S. 3502 (i.e., Great Britain, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Germany, Canada, and Italy) likewise expressed objections to H. R. 10674.↩
- Filed separately under 811.801/517.↩