File No. 763.72112/902

The Chargé in Russia (Wilson) to the Secretary of State

No. 70]

Sir: Referring to the Department’s circular telegraphic instruction, No. 20, repeated from London, I have the honor to enclose herewith five copies of the Russian prize laws, together with the recent modifications thereof.1 The Foreign Office states that further slight modifications will shortly be decreed in order to make the Russian law conform in all respects to the English law.

I have [etc.]

Charles S. Wilson
  1. Not printed. The decree of December 8, 1914, enclosed, corresponds to the British proclamation and order in council of October 29, printed in Foreign Relations, 1914, Supplement, pp. 26063. The adoption by Russia of the British contraband list of December 23, together with the changes of March 11, 1915, by decree of May 10, was reported in the Embassy’s despatch No. 162, June 3 (File No. 763.72112/1295). This despatch and others recording the adoption of further changes are not printed.