The Secretary of State to Knauth, Nachod and Kuhne


Department has received assurances from Governments Great Britain and France, cotton will not be placed on contraband lists and therefore will not be seized. However, if linters are adapted and intended for manufacture of ammunition, they may possibly be regarded as contraband. British Government has pointed out whether given article is contraband is judicial question for determination prize court. Letter follows.

W. J. Bryan