The Secretary of State to Diplomatic Representatives in the American Republics

The Secretary of State encloses for the Mission’s information a copy of a report1 of the investigation of petroleum in relation to national defense conducted by the Special Subcommittee on Petroleum, Committee of the Armed Services, House of Representatives, usually known as the “Dewey Short Committee”.

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The report contains much valuable information relating to the oil industry and pertinent to the Department’s responsibilities in this field, and it is recommended that it be read by all officers whose work deals with petroleum.

  1. Not printed.