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Edward N. Hurley, Chairman, United States Shipping Board, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Chronological Copy.                         File No. <42-2-4>

Cablegram Received <September 24, 1918.> Y-13

Origin    Opnav Washington                  Ser. No. BN 470

C-3  Sept 25

Simsadus

Boards Navy 470. Would suggest before any definite agreement is entered into with British by General Hines and Day1 regards exchange of tonnage to carry out 80 divisions program matter be referred here so that Franklin2 and Ship[p]ing Board may give final approval signed Hurley 14024          BN 470

Benson        

Time Sent:  1:45 PM Sept 25 1918.

Time Recd:  5:24 AM Sept 25 1918.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date notation at the end of the cable.

Footnote 1: Maj. Gen. John L. Hines, Chief, Embarkation Service, and Charles Day, liaison for United States Shipping Board to Department of War.

Footnote 2: Philip A. S. Franklin, Chairman of the Shipping Control Committee, New York.

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