The Secretary of the Navy (Knox) to the Secretary of State
My Dear Mr. Secretary: You will remember at the Cabinet meeting Friday, the President suggested I get a clearance from your Department on the matter of the Galápagos Islands.
The suggestion made was that an arrangement be had under which a landing field and an anchorage for flying boats be established there and paid for out of the funds set up for that purpose.[Page 855]
I shall be very glad to have your Department indicate whether it is agreeable to you for these negotiations to be initiated.