File No. 763.72111/1933
The Collector of Customs at Los Angeles ( Elliott ) to the Secretary of Treasury ( McAdoo )1
British collier Lena, admittedly a naval tender, arrived to-day San Diego. Master wishes to take on board $1,000 provisions for own crew and $4,000 provisions and large supply of fresh water for vessels salvaging the wrecked Japanese Asama on coast of Mexico. Also wishes to stay additional 24 hours to make repairs to boiler. This office’s opinion excess supplies may not be taken. Wire instructions.
- Repeated, by telephone, to the Department of State April 6.↩