24th December, 1936.
Mr. W. Schevenels,
The International Federation of Trade Unions,
9, Avenue D'Orsay,
Dear Mr. Schevenels,
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FUND.
Many thanks for your letter of the 21st instant in regard to the above matter.
You will by now have received our letter giving details of the orders which have been placed for raincoats. They will be consigned to Señor Ruiz, Civil Governor, Santander, and will leave by boat from South Wales. The first boat, S.S. "Rio Miera" leaves Port Talbot on 30th December. In this vessel there will be 1,250 (or thereabouts) raincoats. The remainder will leave by the S.S. "Rita Garcia" from Cardiff on January 6th. Both boats will sail direct to Santander.
I trust this information will enable you to give the necessary intimation for their receipt and distribution.
I do not know the date of their arrival in Santander.
In regard to the last paragraph of your letter I am attaching a statement of the amount raised in this country and the items of expenditure. You will remember that you forwarded receipts for £1,102 in regard to the expenses of the Spanish Medical Unit in Paris. I have asked them for an official receipt but it has not yet come to hand. I am again pressing them for this and will let you have the receipt as early as possible.