The Special Assistant to the Secretary of State (Hewes) to Mr. Charles S. Haight

My Dear Mr. Haight: Replying to yours of June 13:57

I understand that the Attorney General has rendered an opinion58 to the effect that the Resolution of March 26 is not mandatory but was intended as a rule of guidance.

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I think the matter of an International Shipping Conference is progressing. The new Committee59 has been at work every day this week to attempt to devise the various facts which must be considered preliminary to developing matters of policy. The question of the advisability and practicability of accomplishing results through an International Conference is being actively pursued.

Sincerely yours,

Thomas Hewes
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  2. 37 Op. Atty. Gen. 546.
  3. Interdepartmental Shipping Policy Committee.