740.00112 Wood Pulp/18: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Kennedy)60

1041. With reference to our telegram of today61 regarding Swedish wood pulp we have been informed by the Finnish Minister that the Finnish Legation in London is being instructed to consult with you in connection with representations which the Legation will make to the British Government with a view to facilitating the passage of vessels bound for the United States from Finland. We understand that four Finnish vessels are now loading and will be ready to sail for the United States within a few days.

Because of the United States interests involved you are authorized to associate yourself with the representations of your Finnish colleague limiting yourself, however, to expressing the hope that the passage of the cargoes will be facilitated.

  1. The same, mutatis mutandis, as No. 1445 on the same date to the Chargé in Germany.
  2. Telegram No. 1042, 4 p.m., infra.