File No. 763.72114/32
The Ambassador in Great Britain (Page) to the Secretary of State
London, October 8, 1914.
[Received 4:25 p.m.]
800. Your circular telegram 5th regarding communications to missions in belligerent countries. I have hitherto made a practice of telegraphing through the Department all communications to the Embassies at Berlin and Vienna from the British Government of such a nature as seemed to me to require laying before the Department. Does the Department wish me to transmit inquiries and communications involving merely the details of carrying out relief work and repatriation of belligerent subjects and other routine work arranged for through the Department? I send weekly to Berlin and Vienna by messenger a number of written documents of a miscellaneous and comparatively unimportant character which would be very greatly delayed by transmission through Washington. May I continue to act on these lines?