The Secretary of State to the Minister in Uruguay (Lay)

No. 11

Sir: The Department acknowledges the receipt of your despatch No. 34 of June 28, 1935, with reference to the Department’s air mail instruction No. 5 of June 13, 1935, authorizing you to request of the appropriate officials of the Uruguayan Government that discriminatory customs treatment of imports of American lumber be removed. The Department approves your suggestion that you be authorized in your discretion to protest on general principle the discriminatory effect on American trade of recent Uruguayan customs legislation and decrees rather than merely taking up the specific discrimination against American lumber reported in your despatch under acknowledgment.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Sumner Welles