Memorandum by the Under Secretary of State (Castle) of a Conversation With the British Ambassador (Lindsay)
The British Ambassador asked if I could tell him what, if anything, the Government was going to do about the King Bill. I said that, of course, this Department was very strongly opposed to the Bill, that I understood the hearing before the Committee of the Senate was to be on Tuesday and that this Department would certainly be represented in opposition. I told him I thought the Department of Commerce would undoubtedly also be represented. I said that it was impossible to prophesy as to what action would be taken by Congress, but there was no doubt that the Government would do all it could to prevent the passage of the Bill.