18th December, 1936.
Mr. R.V. Harvey,
2, Malden Crescent,
I have received your letter of the 17th inst.
I do not know why you have addressed the letter to me personally, seeing that all my interviews with Mr. Jones have been in connection with the work of the Spanish Medical Aid Committee. Personally, I have always given Mr. Jones and any other member of the Unit with whom I have come in contact most considerate courtesy. — It was only due to the Committee, seeing the grave charges both against the Granen administration and the London Committee, in the memorandum which Mr. Jones handed in as a delegate from the alleged majority Committee at Granen. This document only reached my hands on Saturday evening and had to be typed and circulated to members of the Committee, who naturally had to have some information before Mr. Jones was called into the room. I do not know why you say he was kept waiting on the mat for two hours, but as the meeting started about nine o'clock it was perfectly obvious that Mr. Jones could not have been kept waiting by the Committee for the time stated.
You make, in your letter, grave charges against the administrator of the Unit, and you say that he is morally responsible for the looting and the irregularities. Having regard to the law of libel, I hope you will forgive me if I say that I deplore such words from you, and my acknowledgment of this letter must not be interpreted as an acceptance of such a view.
If you have any charges to make with regard to loss of parcels to the Unit, I think they should be submitted in the proper form to the Committee, and not in the form mentioned in this letter.
The Committee as far as I know, and I was in the Chair, did not treat Mr. Jones in a cavalier fashion. It is quite true that he was severely cross-examined,
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