740.00112 European War 1939/11133

The Chief of the Eastern Hemisphere Division (Merchant) to the Swiss Minister (Bruggmann)

My Dear Mr. Minister: I received your letter of May 23, 1944 in which you were good enough to inform me of certain proposals which have recently been submitted to the Mixed Commission in Bern with regard to the implementation of the compensation trade between the United States, Great Britain, and Switzerland.

I have read these proposals with great interest, particularly the suggestion regarding the import into Switzerland of raw cotton.

All of the proposals will, of course, be studied by the appropriate authorities. Due regard will be given in these studies to certain general considerations.

I remain [etc.]

Livingston T. Merchant