File No. 841.731/290a

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

[Telegram]

1030. From Paris:

Foreign Office now assures me that French Government desirous of facilitating commercial telegraphic communications between neutrals in every way compatible with existing conditions and that orders have been given by Ministry of War with a view to allowing commercial messages to pass with as little delay as possible and minimum inconvenience to interested parties. Whenever delivery of a message is denied the sender will be notified.

Please bring to attention Foreign Office, if you think desirable, in hope that British Government may be disposed to adopt similar measures.

Bryan