File No. 462.11Se8/12a

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at London (Skinner)


Endeavor ascertain owner cargo William P. Frye , January 28, and any subsequent change of ownership. Consul Queenstown cabled, “Understand William P. Frye’s cargo owned by Leetham’s of Hull, millers, who might or might not have large army contracts.” Shippers inform Department cargo sold November 16 to S. and T. Trounson, Limited, Redruth, England, but changed hands several times in passage. Report fully, giving any facts suggesting Government interest.