740.00112 Wood Pulp/28: Telegram

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

1920. Your 1042, May 30 [31], 4 p.m. Letter received today from Foreign Office refers to Lord Halifax’s statement that there would be no difficulty from British point of view in passage of Swedish vessels engaged in Swedish-American trade and in particular to outward voyage of four vessels loading wood pulp for the United States (my 1494, June 3, 11 p.m.). Foreign Office states that German Government, however, has definitely refused to allow Swedish ships to trade outside the Baltic and in view of this attitude there is nothing the British can do to help.