File No. 138/186

The Ambassador in Great Britain (Page) to the Secretary of State 1


3047. Mr. Flournoy2 proposes and I concur in the following:

As all American citizens now in British territory should have provided themselves with passports, it is recommended that Embassy be authorized to adopt rule that no emergency passports will be issued after December 1 except in cases of extraordinary emergency which could not be foreseen and upon the express authorization of the Department.

Applicants to pay for the necessary telegraphic correspondence if approved. Notice to this effect will be published in newspapers.

American Ambassador
  1. This telegram was approved by the Secretary of State on October 22, 1915 (No. 2330).
  2. Chief of the Bureau of Citizenship, Department of State, at that time in England.