File No. 763.72112/4178

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

No. 5520

Sir: In compliance with your circular instruction of June 23,1 quoting a telegram sent to all missions in neutral countries, relative to facilitating the enforcement of the laws which authorize the President to prohibit exports except under license and prevent trade with the enemy, I handed a copy thereof to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and am now in receipt of a memorandum transmitting a copy of a circular communication sent to the diplomatic and consular agents of France,2 directing that they cooperate with their American colleagues in the same manner that they had previously been directed to do with their British colleagues, in placing at their disposal all information regarding individuals and firms of enemy nationality or associated with the enemy, and also information concerning the establishment of official or confidential black lists.

I have [etc.]

Wm. G. Sharp
  1. Ante, p. 885.
  2. Memorandum and circular communication not printed.