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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa
(1937)

France,   pp. 275-318 PDF (16.0 MB)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1937, VOLUME II
be restricted to normal requirements by imposition of quota or effect
tive tax.
  Treasury Department is gratified to note assurances given by Min-
istry of Colonies that it will not permit establishment of distilleries,
as well as assurances by Foreign Office regarding additional modifica-
tion, if necessary.
  We are happy to note that you have explained the matter to Bon-
net. Perhaps he might be able to persuade the authorities to prohibit
or restrict the exportation of straight alcohol if you think it wise to
ask him to do so.
                                                            HU-LL
811.114 St. Pierre-Miquelon/459: Telegram
   The Ambas8ador in France (Bullitt) to the Secretary of State
                                 PARIS, February 13, 1937-2 p. m.
                               [Received February 13-9: 50 a. m.]
  204. Department's 80, February 13 [12], 5 p. mi.80 The Embassy
has now received a formal note from the Foreign Office giving the as-
surances outlined in the Embassy's 132, January 30, 2 p. m., and indi-
cating that the decree will be issued without modification. The For-
eign Office was requested to endeavor to have the promulgation of the
decree delayed until the Treasury Department's further representation
had been received. The Foreign Office would only promise to endeavor
to have the issuance of the decree delayed until next Wednesday.
                                                          BuLLITT
811.114 St. Pierre-Mlquelon/460: Telegram
   The Ambassador in France (Bullitt) to the Secretary of State
                                 PARIS, February 13, 1937-6 p. m.
                               [Received February 13-2: 45 p. m.]
  206. In supplement to my 204, February 13, 2 p. m. I saw Blum 8
this afternoon and expressed our views amicably but vigorously. He
promised to look into the question personally at once.
                                                         Butmrr
 'Not printed.
 " LAon Blum, President of the French Council of Ministers.
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