File No. 300.115/4359

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


Relative to Ogeechee, officially informed that Holman Gregory, on behalf Crown, will sit at Treasury from and after August 2 to, meet representatives cargo interests. Am unofficially advised if this referee satisfied that transactions were bona fide and entered into before issue order March 11, he will report in favor of release.1 Am pressing for extension this plan to cargo F. J. Lisman, Seaconnet and other similarly situated ships.

  1. A second circular, containing this information, was sent out by the Department to the shippers, and releases in practically all cases were subsequently secured.