File No. 124.0665/29b

The Secretary of State ad interim to Diplomatic Officers in Belligerent Countries

[Circular telegram]

Department’s circular April 23, paragraph 2. Department will no longer exercise right of censorship in case of letters from diplomatic and consular officers to members of their families transmitted in pouch, and considers that chiefs of missions need not open and scrutinize such correspondence provided they are given satisfactory assurances that the letters do not contain any information regarding the war or other unneutral statements.