File No. 811.731/44

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


1400. Sir Edward Grey sends me a copy of a telegram addressed by Lever Brothers of Port Sunlight, England, to Solomon Brothers, Nassau, Bahamas, which appears to have been stopped by the United States censor at Miami, Florida. The senders declare the telegram purely commercial. Sir Edward Grey asks if it were stopped by United States censor that it may be released and forwarded to its destination. The telegram is as follows:

Port Sunlight, Liverpool.

To Solomon Brothers, Nassau, Bahamas:

Advance tiger lion blue mottled fifteen pence; harpoon archer eighteen pence; pales sixpence; browns carbolics one shilling, cwt. (Cable company’s number 246.)

Lever Brothers

American Ambassador