The Secretary of State to the Consul at Asmara (Smith)
55. Your no. 40, March 31. The War Department states that the Commanding General of United States Forces in the Middle East recommended under date of April 10 that no action be taken involving lend-lease to Ethiopia pending receipt of a full report which is to be forwarded to the War Department. As soon as this report is received, the War Department will give further consideration to the question of surplus clothing requested for Ethiopia.