File No. 367.11/173

The Ambassador in Turkey ( Morgenthau ) to the Secretary of State


Glazebrook telegraphs Americans at Jaffa request war vessel. Authorities, taking advantage of present lack of concerted action of powers, are disregarding capitulations. They threaten to board foreign ships for the purpose of requisitioning their cargoes. When Italian Embassy appealed to Secretary of the Interior the latter said, “It is a shame to talk of capitulations now.”