The Assistant Secretary of State (Sayre) to the South African Minister (Close)

My Dear Mr. Minister: I wish to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of your notes dated December 1 and December 15, 1936,16 the former a recapitulation of telegraphic exchanges with your government and the latter enclosing a copy of a telegram informing us of the names of the Union Castle vessels which it is proposed to equip for carrying grapes to Southampton in transit for New York.

I have conveyed all this information to appropriate officials in the Department of Agriculture and I am informed that they are making their plans to send their experts at the appropriate time.

I am gratified that we have been able to make some progress in arriving at a settlement of this question.

Very sincerely yours,

Francis B. Sayre
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