811.114 Fisher Lassie/25
The Ambassador in Great Britain (Mellon) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 30.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 1010 of November 27, 1931, File No. 811.114 Fisher Lassie/9, and to transmit herewith a copy of the Embassy’s informal communication of December 11 to the Foreign Office and a copy of the reply of June 18, with enclosures, which has just been received.
Counselor of Embassy
- Ante, pp. 47 and 48.↩
- Not printed.↩
- The “interesting cargoes” arrangement, effected through an exchange of notes between the United States and Great Britain and put into effect on June 6, 1930, was intended as an aid in detecting shipments of liquor destined for smuggling into the United States. By the terms of the arrangement the British Collector of Customs at Leith, Scotland, was to inform the American Consulate at Edinburgh of the departure of vessels with cargoes of not less than 500 gallons or cases. This information, strictly confidential in nature, was to consist of the name of the vessel, its destination and date of clearance, and the disclosure that it carried an “interesting cargo.”↩