The British Chargé (Osborne) to the Secretary of State

No. 289

His Majesty’s Minister presents his compliments to the Secretary of State and, with reference to the aide-mémoire of July 15th communicated by Mr. Stimson to Sir Ronald Lindsay on July 21st last, regarding the present status of four former United States Destroyers which were recently converted into fruit ships, has the honour to inform him, under instructions from His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, that His Majesty’s Government will regard the contents of this aide-mémoire as a satisfactory disposition of the matter.

Mr. Osborne has also been instructed by Sir John Simon to inform Mr. Stimson that His Majesty’s Government much appreciate the frank and helpful nature of his reply.