The Secretary of State to the Foreign Economic Administrator (Crowley)

My Dear Mr. Crowley: As you are probably aware, a considerable number of changes have occurred in Bolivia since Mr. Acheson51 wrote you on February 552 in regard to that country. In the light of these changes and on the understanding that our military demand for Bolivian quinine is urgent, I am pleased to inform you that the Department perceives no objection to the Foreign Economic Administration proceeding informally with arrangements to obtain the maximum quantity of quinine from Bolivia.

The Department would, however, appreciate the opportunity of commenting, from the standpoint of our general over-all relationship with Bolivia, on whatever plans the Foreign Economic Administration may formulate concerning the purchase of quinine from Bolivia.

Sincerely yours,

Cordell Hull
  1. Dean Acheson, Assistant Secretary of State.
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