File No. 841.711/112

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

[Telegram]

2526. The Netherlands Minister here informed me that he had received a telegram from his Minister of Foreign Affairs stating that the British Minister at The Hague had advised him that the British Government intend to no longer respect the inviolability of mails on the open seas. Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs proposes to protest against this measure.

As Department has received no information concerning this matter please investigate and report.

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