File No. 763.72114/2885

The Minister in Switzerland ( Stovall) to the Secretary of State


1650. Legation’s 1494, August 22. In answer to an inquiry made at French Foreign Office through the American Embassy Paris am informed with reference to parcels mailed at the fourth-class rate and addressed to American prisoners that the French Line boats transporting these parcels are limited to 1,000 each. Prior to final [Page 10] decision on this subject Foreign Office wishes to be informed whether United States Government could endeavor to ship by other means the number of parcels in excess of quantity named.