740.00119 EW/6–1246

The Acting Secretary of State to the British Minister (Balfour)

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My Dear Jock: We have given much thought to the proposed protocol on the entrances to the Baltic which was enclosed with your note of June 12, but before giving you our views on the subject, I should like to discuss the matter with the Secretary.9 As it appears likely that the question will not be raised at the present meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, I therefore propose to bring it to his attention upon his return to Washington.

With kindest regards,

Sincerely yours,

Dean Acheson
  1. Secretary Byrnes was attending the Council of Foreign Ministers meetings at Paris.