File No. 763.72/7241

The Minister in Liberia ( Curtis ) to the Secretary of State


Have been informed that all the German women in Liberia embarked last night on board Spanish vessel under safe-conduct from British Consul General for Germany with the proviso that the vessel must call at Gibraltar for search of their effects before [Page 492] touching at any point in Spain. Former German Receiver, Customs, following example previously set by former German Consul, sailed on the aforementioned Spanish vessel in violation of the terms of the safe-conduct granted him.