File No. 763.72112/2048

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

Sir: Referring to my cabled statement of to-day1 to the effect that there would be no further prize-court hearings until some time next year on account of an accident to Sir Samuel Evans, president of the court, resulting in a fracture of his leg, I have the honor to report that it is stated in the press in connection with news of this event, that there is still a vast amount of prize work to be disposed of and that no appreciable impression seems to have been made upon the list of cases since the beginning of the term. It has been computed that even if hostilities were to cease to-morrow it would take nearly two years to inquire into, prepare for hearing, and dispose of all the cases that have arisen.

I have [etc.]

Robert P. Skinner
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