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Draft of a message on contributions to the Allied war effort

Citation: Butler, Neville M. (1941) Draft of a message on contributions to the Allied war effort. No Publisher, usdc. (Unpublished)

The issue at hand is what Mrs Roosevelt should do with the donations to the war effort that have been sent to her, and whether she would be allowed to solicit further contributions. In light of the Neutrality Act, it is illegal for US citizens to solicit funds for a foreign war effort. The advice given is that Mrs Roosevelt should redirect spontaneous donations from herself to the British Chancellor of Exchequer.

Additional Information: Department: UK; Creators: Neville M. Butler (UK Embassy Chargé d'affaires to US); Recipients: Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady of the United States); Writing format: Manuscript;
Creators: Butler, Neville M. and
Subjects: Politics
History
Keywords: Memorandum, United Kingdom, United of States of America,
Divisions: Institute of Latin American Studies
Collections: Atlantic Archive: UK-US Relations in an Age of Global War 1939-1945
Dates:
  • 1941 (completed)
References: TNA Reference: FO 115/ 3449 - War contributions 1941; Project Record ID: A00001895;

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