The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Edge)25

No. 1323

Sir: I enclose copies, as listed below,26 of correspondence between the Department and the British Embassy at Washington, relative to a proposal of the British Government to grant a preference to Palestinian products. I enclose also paraphrases of an exchange of telegrams with the American Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at London, from whose reply, dated August 3, 1932, it will be apparent that the Government to which you are accredited has also been consulted in this matter.

If you perceive no objection thereto, you may bring the contents of my note of August 27, 1932, informally to the attention of appropriate French officials, at the same time endeavoring to obtain information on the attitude of the French Government toward the British proposal.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
W. R. Castle, Jr.
  1. The same, mutatis mutandis, on the same date to the Ambassadors in Brazil (No. 1777), Italy (No. 729), and Spain (No. 346).
  2. British Embassy note No. 232, July 15; note to British Ambassador, July 20 (not printed); British Embassy note No. 245 (C. 84), August 6; note to the British Chargé, August 27; telegram No. 205, July 30, to the Ambassador in Great Britain, and telegram No. 233, August 3, from the Chargé in Great Britain. Copies of these enclosures were also sent on the same day to the Consul General at Jerusalem, and all but the last two to the Chargé in Great Britain.