711.428 Queen City/99

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

No. 816

Sir: The Department has received your telegram No. 1 [2] dated January 11, 1933, 3 p.m., concerning conditions for the release of the American fishing vessels May, Tillie M., Sunrise and Queen City, seized by the Canadian authorities. The Department has telegraphed Mr. Wood Freeman, President of the Trolling Vessel Owners’ Association, Seattle, Washington, with regard to this matter and has requested a telegraphic reply.

The Department encloses for your consideration copies of a letter dated January 9, 1933, and of its enclosure received from Senator Dill dealing with this matter.31 You will note that Senator Dill calls attention [Page 76]to the recommendation of Mr. Wood Freeman, President of the Trolling Vessel Owners’ Association, Seattle, Washington, that a treaty to protect American fishery interests in Canada be negotiated.

You are instructed to submit a report regarding the possibility of negotiating a treaty with Canada on this subject at the present time.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
James Grafton Rogers
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