File No. 124.0665/7

The Ambassador in Turkey (Morgenthau) to the Secretary of State


306. Your 71, November 25,2 and your 262 of the 13th instant.1 Note received from Foreign Office stating that, owing to the extreme gravity of the present situation, decisions now in force (enclosure No. 2, despatch 137, November 281) regarding restrictions of sealed official correspondence cannot be changed. By these decisions military commanders of districts where military movement is taking place are empowered to stop all sealed official correspondence between consulates and embassy, etc. Will file protest.

American Ambassador