The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom ( Matthews )
Washington , March 8, 1943—5 p.m.
1460. “From Stettinius for Harriman. Regarding your no. 1618, we have asked Faymonville whether we should anticipate request for agricultural tractors. In reply, he states that the Commissar, Mikoyan, desires no agricultural tractors, although he will shortly request spare parts to complete Soviet tractors, these parts being similar to those used in older American types. It is our understanding therefore that for this season the agricultural tractor question has been closed.”