File No. 841.731/311
The Consul at Göteborg ( Sauer ) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 2.]
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith enclosed copy of a telegram of even date to the Department, quoting telegrams from the Aktiebolaget Göteborgs Handelsbank to the National City Bank of New York, which, it appears, were not delivered.1
These cables concern the cotton business of John Lyon and Company of Göteborg with certain American exporters, which was the subject of despatches from this office, Nos. 74 and 75, respectively, of December 31 and January 5.1 A similar case is that reported in despatch No. 78 of January 9, regarding the telegrams of Landelöf and Company.1 It is claimed that the English authorities are trying to stop the business of those Göteborg firms which are reexporting cotton to Germany and Austria, by intercepting their cables to or from the United States.
I have [etc.]