740.00112 EW/3–2845

The Acting Secretary of War (Patterson) to the Secretary of State

Dear Mr. Secretary: I received today the enclosed message from the President. I hope that every step will be taken to expedite the shipment of the seed grain from Sweden to Norway.

Any previous objection by the War Department is, of course, withdrawn.

Sincerely yours,

Robert P. Patterson
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President Roosevelt to the Acting Secretary of War (Patterson)

It is most important that the seed requested by the Norwegians to be shipped from Sweden be sent them at once. Please let me know if this is being done.

F[ranklin] D. R[oosevelt]