File No. 763.72111/2797a

The Secretary of State to Diplomatic Officers in European Neutral Countries

[Circular telegram]

Please discreetly ascertain and telegraph whether the country to which you are accredited has embargoed arms and ammunition during the present war in order to conserve them for home use, or not to incur enmity of belligerents, or to maintain neutrality, and whether the sale of arms and ammunition would have been more than a negligible factor in supplying the belligerents.