File No. 711.0021/69.
Washington, December 31, 1915.
To the Diplomatic Officers of the United States accredited to Maritime Countries.
Gentlemen: In accordance with a suggestion made in a letter of the Department of Commerce dated the 16th instant, I enclose herewith two copies of that Department’s circular No. 268 with reference to the application of certain provisions of Section 13 of the Seamen’s Act to foreign vessels in trade with the United States.
You will transmit one of the copies to the Government to which you are respectively accredited, retaining the other for the files of your mission.
I am [etc.]