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The Minister in the Netherlands (Emmet) to the Secretary of State

46. Legation’s No. 45, June 21, 4 p.m. Explanation of the reaction of the Netherlands authorities to our list of desiderata, I have been told this morning, is this: They fear that if they accept our list in its present form as a basis for negotiation they will ipso facto admit that they are willing to give consideration to the suppression of quotas.