File No. 763.72112/854

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


1780. Royal Proclamation dated March 11 makes following additions to list of absolute contraband issued December 23:1

Raw wool, wool tops and noils and woollen and worsted yarns; tin, chloride of tin, tin ore; castor oil; paraffin wax; copper iodide; lubricants; hides of cattle, buffaloes, and horses; skins of calves, pigs, sheep, goats, and deer; leather, undressed or dressed, suitable for saddlery, harness, military boots, or military clothing; ammonia and its salts whether simple or compound; ammonia liquor; urea, aniline, and their compounds.

Also makes following additions to list of conditional contraband of same date:

Tanning substances of all kinds including extracts for use in tanning.

And states as follows:

And we do hereby declare that the terms “foodstuffs” and “feeding-stuffs for animals” in the list of conditional contraband contained in our Royal Proclamation aforementioned shall be deemed to include oleaginous seeds, nuts, and kernels; animal and vegetable oi’s and fats other than linseed oil su table for use in the manufacture of margarine and cakes and meals made from oleaginous seeds, nuts, and kernels.

American Ambassador
  1. The same changes were reported by the Ambassador in France in his telegram No. 607, March 12 (File No. 763.72112/851).