File No. 763.72112/1326

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


2449. Your 1795, 1st instant.1 Have presented matter pursuant to Department’s 1750, 22d ultimo. In reply Foreign Office states as follows:

In reply I have the honour to point out that such goods do not come under the control of the prize court until after they have been discharged from the ship conveying them and that there would therefore be no special advantage in chartering a vessel to carry them as is suggested. When however, the goods have been discharged and placed in the prize court, every facility will be given to neutral owners to establish their title to the goods or to the proceeds of their sale.

American Ambassador
  1. Not printed.↩