Memorandum by the Assistant Secretary of State (Sayre)

The Canadian Minister called to see me on October third and entered into a very informal conversation about numerous matters. In the course of our talk, the conversation drifted to a possible Canadian trade agreement with the United States. Mr. Herridge told me that he understood that our hands were full for the present. He said that he greatly desired to see the consummation of a trade agreement between our two countries but added that in view of our hands being so full at present he would not press the matter. He said that he stood ready at any time to come in and discuss possible bases for negotiation, but that he would not press us and would wait until we asked him to take the matter up with us.

F[rancis] B. S[ayre]