711.008 North Pacific/493

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Canada (Roper)

No. 90

Sir: The receipt is acknowledged of the Legation’s despatch no. 148, July 10, 1939,23 transmitting therewith a copy of a note dated July 7, 1939, received from the Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs, expressing concurrence of the Canadian Government in the views of this Government and the suggestion put forward in the Department’s instruction no. 1580 of April 17, 1939, with regard to the North Pacific fisheries situation.

I desire that you take an early occasion to express to the Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs my appreciation of the Canadian Government’s prompt and favorable consideration of this Government’s proposals with respect to the fisheries in question.

Please also state that this Government hopes shortly to communicate with the Canadian Government in regard to an early meeting of representatives of the Governments of Canada and the United States designated to undertake informal consultations in accordance with the suggestion put forward by this Government.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
R. Walton Moore
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