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.

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I shall be very glad to have your Department indicate whether it is agreeable to you for these negotiations to be initiated.

Yours sincerely,

Frank Knox