File No. 851.711/224
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Sharp)
Sir: Please endeavor to obtain from the Foreign Office replies in detail to the following inquiries which have been addressed to the Post Office Department:
Are the letters detained by the French authorities of whatever nature to be later on forwarded to the neutral countries to which they are addressed?
Is this retention meant a delivery to a prize court after the war?
Is this detention meant to indicate confiscation for assumed infractions of an edict not affecting neutrals in neutral trade?
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