The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Lithuania (Stafford)

No. 15

Sir: The Department has received and read with much interest the memorandum with respect to certain phases of Lithuanian foreign trade policy which was transmitted under cover of the Legation’s despatch No. 60 of April 27, 1934. Appropriate note has been taken of your statement that this memorandum was prepared by Mr. Basil F. Macgowan, an American clerk in the Kaunas Consulate.

The Department is specially interested at the present time in the treatment accorded to American trade by the Lithuanian authorities. It is hoped that the Legation will follow this matter closely and report future development promptly to the Department. Specific information with respect to the treatment of individual American commodities would be helpful to the Department in connection with its consideration of the problems confronting American exporters engaged in trade with Lithuania.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Francis B. Sayre