File No. 841.731/698a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Page)

No. 1168]

Sir: Your attention is directed to the fact that, although the Department has, from time to time, sent you copies of numerous undelivered cablegrams for presentation to the Foreign. Office with the request that it kindly furnish you with the reason in each case why the message was not permitted to pass, but few replies have been received.

In order, therefore, that the Department may advise the several complainants regarding the action taken by the British Government with reference to the suppressed messages, it is desired that you communicate with the Foreign Office and request that it kindly advise you, as far as possible, regarding the disposition of the cablegrams in question, and, also, that it continue to do so in the future.

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It may be stated, in this connection, that all of the complaints that have been submitted to the French Foreign Office have received prompt attention.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing