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The Ambassador in Chile ( Bowers ) to the Secretary of State

1476. Local press recently carried stories with Washington datelines stating definitely that United States official agencies would continue purchases of Chilean copper at least through June 1946. Foreign Office has inquired whether Embassy has received any confirmation. I should appreciate receiving urgently any information throwing [Page 809] light on this situation which can appropriately be communicated to Chilean authorities.