The Counselor of the American Embassy (Briggs) to the President of the Cuban Sugar Stabilization Institute (Godoy)6

My Dear Mr. Godoy: I refer to your courteous communication of May 277 addressed to Defense Supplies Corporation, officially requesting deferment until after January 1, 1943, of delivery at port terminal for shipment of not exceeding 10,000,000 gallons of blackstrap molasses purchased by Defense Supplies Corporation under the contract of January 28, 1942.

The Embassy has received authorization from Defense Supplies Corporation to accept the foregoing proposal of the Institute. Defense Supplies Corporation has expressed the hope that delivery can be effected by February 15, 1943.

With cordial personal good wishes [etc.]

Ellis O. Briggs
  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the Ambassador in Cuba in his despatch No. 244, June 6; received June 8.
  2. Not printed.