823.248/305

The Secretary of State to the Peruvian Ambassador ( Freyre )

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your Excellency’s note of December 12, 1941 in which you file claim for reimbursement for the 18 bombers which had been purchased by Peru from the Government of Norway and which were subsequently requisitioned for the urgent use of the United States Army. The note has been referred to the Claims Division of the Economic Defense Board with the request that it examine the facts of the case and make provision for payment of compensation as provided by law. The Claims Division will communicate directly with the Embassy for such other details of information which it may require.

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Sumner Welles