File No. 841.731/344

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Göteborg ( Sauer )1

[Telegram]

Your despatch 83. You may transmit private commercial cables when no other means available for forwarding, assuming no responsibility for delivery. Such cables must be strictly neutral; not relate to contraband or transfer of funds to belligerents; should be in plain language not cipher and sufficiently clear on face to be readily understood. Cost should be collected in advance from sender.

Bryan
  1. The same to the Minister in the Netherlands, No. 112, February 26 (File No. 199.1/104).