The Secretary of State to the Director General of the Pan American Union (Rowe)

My Dear Dr. Rowe: I have your letter of August 15, 1940 concerning the appointment of the Emergency Committee for the Provisional Administration of European Colonies and Possessions in the Americas for which provision is made in the “Act of Habana” approved by the Second Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the American Republics.

I am glad to inform you that the Honorable Sumner Welles, Under Secretary of State, has been designated as the representative of this Government on the Emergency Committee. It is noted that you plan to communicate each appointment to the other American Republics, and I shall be glad if you will inform the other governments, members of the Pan American Union, of the appointment of the representative of this Government. I shall look forward to receiving from you information concerning the appointments made by the other American Republics.

Sincerely yours,

Cordell Hull