611.5331/191a

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Portugal ( Pell )

No. 94

Sir: With reference to previous correspondence concerning preliminary trade-agreement negotiations between the United States and Portugal, there are enclosed herewith a copy of draft general provisions for inclusion in such a trade agreement, a copy of the Department’s comments thereon, and a brief covering memorandum.10 These documents were handed to the Portuguese Minister on June 9, 1939.

If there is anything in the general provisions or in the comments which is not entirely clear, the Legation is requested to ask the Department for an explanation in order that the Legation may be able to answer any questions which the Portuguese Government may ask.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Francis B. Sayre
  1. See supra.↩