711.428 Queen City/87

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Canada (Bonbright)

No. 777

Sir: The Department refers to previous correspondence regarding the seizure of the American fishing vessels May, Tillie M., Sunrise and Queen City and encloses a copy of a letter dated November 16, 1932, from Mr. Wood Freeman, President of the Trolling Vessel Owners’ Association of Seattle, Washington.30

You are instructed to thoroughly familiarize yourself with this case, especially with the Department’s instruction No. 562 dated May 25, 1932. You will then take up the case with the Canadian authorities and urge them to take favorable action on the petitions that have been filed with respect to these vessels. A full report setting forth the present status of the petitions and the results of your discussion regarding them should be forwarded to the Department.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
W. R. Castle, Jr.
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