103.9169/7–845: Telegram

No. 200
The Chief of the Mission for Economic Affairs in the United Kingdom ( Blaisdell ) to the Assistant Secretary of State ( Clayton )1

restricted
us urgent—niact

6878. From Blaisdell for Clayton.

After careful consideration and consultation with Amb Winant, we believe that Soviet Govt should be informed that US intends to raise questions at Berlin Conference concerning organization for production and distribution of German coal on open account as indicated in Dept’s 5415.2 We feel it would be more effective for Dept to notify Soviet Govt from Washington where agenda for Berlin Conference has been formulated than through Embassies in London.3

  1. Sent to the Acting Secretary of State over the signature of Winant.
  2. Document No. 426.
  3. See vol. ii, document No. 1040.