The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
[Received 8:44 p.m]
7065. Supplementing my telegram No. 6265 of August 5, I am cabling below the text of a letter dated August 30th which I have received from Mr. Richard Law47 with further reference to the question of allowing relief supplies into Europe through the blockade:
“In the Secretary of State’s letter of August 447a he said that before agreeing to the setting up of a committee for the study of the question of allowing relief supplies into Europe through the blockade he would have to consult his colleagues. He has now done so, and I am happy to inform you on his behalf that His Majesty’s Government agree to the setting up in London of a committee of the type proposed by Mr. Hull
His Majesty’s Government suggest that besides the questions of supply, shipping and distribution, the committee should also study the conditions under which monetary relief is at present being granted or may be granted in future to persons in enemy and enemy occupied countries.
I shall be glad to if you will let me know whether your Government agree to the above addition to the committee’s functions, and whether they have any other suggestions to make in connection with its formation.”