The British Ambassador (Lothian) to the Secretary of State

No. 7

His Majesty’s Ambassador presents his compliments to the Secretary of State and has the honour to acknowledge the Secretary’s communication of January 3, 1940,49 stating that a committee of representatives of the Treasury, War and Navy Departments has now been established as the agency through which the Anglo-French Purchasing Board might deal with the United States Government and that the Director of Procurement of the Treasury Department has been designated chairman of the committee.

In thanking Mr. Cordell Hull for this communication Lord Lothian desires to state that he will have much pleasure in informing His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom of the appointment of this committee and that he has requested Mr. Arthur B. Purvis, the chairman of the Anglo-French Purchasing Board, to place himself in communication with the Director of Procurement.

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