The Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Interior (Ickes)

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I refer to your letter of May 23, 1944 and to Mr. Stettinius’s5 acknowledgment of June 96 regarding the possibility of availing ourselves of the natural resources in the Continental Shelf extending from our shores.

I have asked Assistant Secretary Long to discuss with you or others designated by you, at your or their convenience, the matter of initiating a study of the problems involved.

Sincerely yours,

Cordell Hull
  1. Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Under Secretary of State.
  2. Letter of June 9 not printed.