548.G1/46: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Hamilton ( Beck )

92. Your 128, April 22, 7 p.m. For Dodds from Long. We assume that transportation costs on Rumanian vessels for refugees in question proceeding to Palestine will be in the neighborhood of $100,000 to $150,000. Please advise. We have arranged to have funds available [Page 164] and are glad to be able to state that the American Government will share transportation costs with the British Government. Because of the nationality of the vessels involved we prefer to make payment to British Government. [Long.]