611.6131/561: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Soviet Union (Grummon)

111. Your 419, August 2, noon and 421, August 2, 5 p.m. Department’s 110, August 1, 7 p.m. In place of the last sentence in paragraph 2 of section 3 the Department’s telegram under reference you may substitute the following, filling in the blank space:

It may be noted from the available figures that imports into the Soviet Union from the United States amounted in the 1937–38 agreement year to (blank space) million dollars and in the first 11 months of the 1938–39 agreement year to 58.7 million dollars.

Please obtain from the Soviet authorities the amount, in thousands of dollars, of Soviet imports from the United States in the 1937–38 agreement year and in the first 10 months of the 1938–39 agreement year for release here.

Please telegraph whether the following insertion, which was given in section 5 of the Department’s 105, July 27, 5 p.m., was finally included in the texts of the principal exchange: “and which was renewed for 1 year on August 5, 1938.” This information is needed in drawing up the text of the proclamation.