31st March, 1939.
Mr. W. Schevenels,
The International Federation of Trade Unions,
9, Avenue d'Orsay,
Dear Mr. Schevenels,
ASSISTANCE FOR SPAIN FROM SCOTLAND.
A special effort has been made in Scotland, through the Scottish Trades Union Congress, to secure a food ship from that country to Spain.
Recent events, however, have made it impracticable to follow this course, and they are now proposing to utilise the sum of £3,000 which has been raised in the following manner:-
£2,000 for food from Scotland shipped to Rouen to be transferred from there to such consignee as you may determine in order to assist with the problem of Spanish refugees on the French frontier.
£250 towards the cost of maintenance which we have undertaken of some 350 Spanish sailors stranded here from Spanish boats taken over by Franco.
£750 in cash to be sent to you for the best possible use to be made of the money for immediate needs.
I am enclosing a cheque for this last item of £750 and shall be glad if you will let me have a receipt and letter of acknowledgement in order that I may forward it to the Scottish Food Ship Committee.