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The Chief of the Division of Lend-Lease and Surplus Property Affairs ( Havlik ) to Mr. Robert W. Cavanaugh, Treasury Department

My Dear Mr. Cavanaugh: It has been brought to my attention that the Treasury Department, Lend-Lease Fiscal Operations, recently received a payment of $1,300,000 from the Embassy of Uruguay on lend-lease account.

Since this was an overpayment and since there appears to be no possibility that any further payment will become due under the terms of the Lend-Lease Agreement with Uruguay, it is the view of the State Department that any further payment or payments by Uruguay which may be offered should not be accepted by this Government. In the event that any further payment is offered the matter should be referred to my office.

Yours sincerely,

Hubert F. Havlik