711.428 Queen City/118

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

No. 894

Sir: The Department refers to your despatches No. 1261 and No. 1279 dated March 3 and March 15, 1933,40 concerning the conditions under which the American salmon trolling vessels, May, Queen City, Sunrise and Tillie M, would be released. The matter has been taken up with the office of Senator Dill and it has been stated that telegraphic inquiries would be made with a view to having the sum of $107.30 paid to effect the release of these vessels without any conditions attached to the payment thereof.

With respect to the statement of the Secretary of State for External Affairs for Canada in the note which was enclosed with your despatch No. 1261 of March 3, 1933, concerning the desirability of “a complete revision of the present fisheries arrangements between the two countries”, [Page 79] the Department encloses a copy of a letter dated March 22, 1933, received from the Secretary of Commerce with regard to this subject. You are instructed to ask the Secretary of State for External Affairs what questions Canada desires to have considered.41

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
William Phillips
  1. No. 1279, March 15, not printed.
  2. No reply to this inquiry has been found in the files of the Department.