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George I. Gay, Commissioner, Planning Division, to Raymond B. Stevens, Vice-Chairman, United States Shipping Board and United States Representative, Allied Maritime Transport Council

Chronological Copy.                             File No.

     Cablegram Received       June <1, 1918.> 10201    TOH

Origin Opnav, Washington.                   Ser. No. B. N. 141

     C-3  2 June

          35 ADR

Simsadus.

Boards Navy 141. For Stevens from Gay. Your 191.1 Clear up situation referred to in our 130.2 Our South American East Coast now stripped bare of shipping though Franklin3 now allocating more tonnage. Our exports will be confined to vessels bringing essential imports. We are not suggesting tonnage additional to this but in order to allay anxiety of exporters here we asked you what provisions possible for fair adjusting of exports between Allies. We are discussing with Fisher4 agreement as to coal exports to South America which will be cabled to you after conferences here and approval of War Trade Board. 09001

Benson             

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: This document has not been located.

Footnote 2: See: Gay to Stevens, 24 May 1918.

Footnote 3: Philip A. S. Franklin, Chairman, Shipping Control Committee.

Footnote 4: Possibly Capt. William W. Fisher, Director of the Admiralty’s Anti-Submarine Division.

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