811.61331/35: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Kennedy )

949. Your 1620, September 13, 1 p.m. Please convey to Stanley that abrupt curtailment of British purchases of American tobacco has had distinctly adverse repercussions on the American industry. Please add, however, that while the action taken by the British Government is naturally disappointing to us, this Government recognizes the immediate difficulties confronting the United Kingdom. If you deem it appropriate, will you express the earnest hope that there will be at least a partial resumption of tobacco purchases from the United States. Report by telegraph.