File No. 841.711/201

The French Ambassador ( Jusserand ) to the Acting Secretary of State

My dear Mr. Counsellor: I am sorry to hear that Mr. George S. Viereck’s letters have not been received in Germany, but I do not see in what way I can usefully interfere in order to secure for him a better postal service in the present circumstances.

All postal communication is, of course, suppressed between belligerent countries. If Mr. Viereck sends his letters by way of England or of France, they are sure not to reach Germany any more than the letters of any Englishman or any Frenchman. His only chance, as I take it, is for him to use neutral ships, such as the Dutch ones or any other.

Believe me [etc.]