File No. 763.72112/1025a

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


1422. Reports hitherto received Antilla and similar cases furnish no explanation justifying British Government, for extraordinary delay in determining which shipments to seize, in unloading cargo, taking prize-court proceedings, and consequent unnecessary detention [Page 370] vessels. Can you and Consul General furnish any additional explanations, suggestions and facts which would be useful to Department in making representations to British Government against such delays? Report promptly.