811.24 Raw Materials/93: Telegram

The Minister in the Netherlands ( Gordon ) to the Secretary of State

53. Department’s 30, April 25, 7 p.m. I presented the matter to the Foreign Minister this afternoon and am sending a note covering our conversation—including all the points brought out in the Department’s instruction under reference as well as in its telegram No. 267, April 18, noon to the London Embassy5a—to him with copies to be distributed to the Prime Minister and the Ministers of Economic Affairs, Finance, and Colonies all five of whom meet in select Cabinet meeting tomorrow morning.

The Foreign Minister’s first observation was that the informal discussions of this matter which he had had with his Government colleagues had not indicated a favorable reaction to our suggestion. However, the matter would of course be given the most careful study [Page 659] and it was to be hoped that the Government would not give us a merely negative reply. I shall of course follow the matter up with the utmost vigor.

  1. Ante, p. 234.