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The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Edge)

164. Your 260, April 27, 4 p.m. Section I. I feel that there is no particular reason why a uniform formula should not be applied on all products, including agricultural. Unless there is some reason which appeals to you as a sound one, I feel that it is preferable you should carry on with the formula which we have already given to you. A uniform principle for all quotas is much more acceptable than a number of principles changing according to products. We have not, of course, had opportunity to consider all of your telegram, but I feel you should have my reaction to the agricultural quotas should you meet with the Ministry for Agriculture prior to receiving our reactions to all the points in your telegram.

Please let me have your views and suggestions.