The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Kennedy)
Washington, October 18, 1939—7 p.m.
1245. Department’s 1238, October 17, 8 p.m. Acme Code Company anxious to have their code included in the list of permissible codes referred to in your 2050, October 16, 1 p.m. French administration has included Acme in their list of permissible codes. Unless you perceive objection to such a course, please ascertain whether British would be willing to include Acme in codes permitted in telegraphic messages between United States and Great Britain.