842.20 Defense/12–3044

The American Ambassador in Canada (Atherton) to the Canadian Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mackenzie King)4

No. 262

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 141 of December 28, 1944, concerning the acquisition by the Canadian [Page 213] Government of land required by the United States for the purpose of carrying out defence projects in Canada.

In reply I am pleased to be able to inform you that the proposals for the purpose of solving the problem of acquisition of land for United States defence projects, which are set forth in the memorandum enclosed with your note, are acceptable to my Government.

Accept [etc.]

Ray Atherton
  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the Ambassador in Canada in his letter of December 30, 1944, not printed. The acceptance by the Embassy of the Canadian proposals was made on basis of telephone instructions from the Department of State.