File No. 763.72114/21a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassadors and Ministers in Belligerent Countries

[Circular telegram]

In order that there may be uniformity in sending communications to and from the different missions in belligerent countries, you are instructed that lists of prisoners or subjects of a belligerent with whose affairs you are charged may be transmitted directly to the American Ambassador or Minister accredited to such belligerent, or by any route that in your discretion would be most feasible. All other communications must be sent through the Department.