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Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Western European Affairs (Moffat) of a Conversation With the Swedish Minister (Böstrom)

The Swedish Minister called this morning to inquire about the prospects of passage of the King-Dies Seaman’s Bill. He renewed the protests which his Government had made in previous years, and which, he said, applied with equal, if not greater, force today.

I told him of the steps taken by the Department to bring to the attention of the Senate Committee the opinions both of the Secretary of State and of foreign countries, and also read him some excerpts from the hearings of 1932.

Pierrepont Moffat