File No. 124.0665/12

The Ambassador in Germany ( Gerard ) to the Secretary of State


1559. Your 709, November 25,1 and circular, December 18,2 German Government agrees to regulations for transmission of correspondence of American diplomatic and consular officers in Germany with following modifications: (1) All correspondence from Embassy to consuls and from consuls to Embassy inviolable if under seal of office, but not correspondence between consuls; (2) and (3) accepted without modification; (4) official correspondence under seal of office from Department to Embassy and consuls and from Embassy to Department is not to be opened or molested, correspondence under seal of office from neutral consuls to other respective governments is not permitted sealed letters from American consuls to Department can only be sent through Embassy; (5) and (6) accepted without modification.