File No. 763.72114/69

The Ambassador in Germany ( Gerard ) to the Secretary of State


785. As negotiations regarding English and German prisoners involving questions of exchange, treatment, etc., have been seriously complicated by delays in transmission of telegrams, I would respectfully inquire whether I may not communicate such telegrams directly to London with request to repeat them to Department, instead of telegraphing Department for repetition to London. I would, however, submit doubtful questions to Department first.


The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Germany (Gerard)


624. Your 785. Department desires you to continue to act under circular instructions October 5.