File No. 851.731/11k

The Secretary of State to a the Ambassador in France ( Sharp )


496. According to understanding with Ambassador, London, chief British censor has now begun confidentially to submit to Ambassador daily report of stopped telegrams. Censor asks not make this known to any other government, but has no objection to confidential mention of it to French censor.

If in your opinion such arrangement between you and chief French censor would tend to relieve hardships inflicted on American business through stopped telegrams, you may confidentially bring matter to attention Foreign Office inquiring whether French Government would institute similar arrangement.