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The Chargé in Germany (Gordon) to the Secretary of State

209. Department’s 124, October 21, 6 p.m. I still hope that quotas will not be imposed as of November 1st. The chances seem rather that in view of the widespread opposition encountered both in and out of Germany they will be withheld at least until after the forthcoming election. By the same token I believe that any new line of attack which the Department may be able to develop vis-à-vis the German Embassy in Washington at this moment will be most opportune (see my despatch No. 1977 of October 11). I shall be glad in addition to indicate to the Foreign Office our position with respect to 3-year period quota basis; may I assume that the Department is likewise emphasizing this point with the German Embassy?