The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Germany ( Gerard )
1492. Your 1970, 1st. See general instruction November 18, 1911, 77 consular.1 Passports should not be issued in all cases of class mentioned, but discretion should be exercised. Naturalized citizens who have long resided abroad and evidently would not have returned this country but for conditions resulting from war should not ordinarily be granted passports. This is especially true as to persons previously refused passports.