File No. 763.72114/2925

The Secretary of State to the Swiss Minister ( Sulzer)

The Secretary of State presents his compliments to the Minister of Switzerland, in charge of German interests in the United States, and has the honor to acknowledge the receipt of his memoranda1 of September 25, 1917, and August 11, 1917, in regard to granting permission for wives of German prisoners interned in the United States to visit their husbands on stated occasions.

The Secretary of State has the honor to inform the Minister of Switzerland that the following provision has now been made by the Department of War in the premises:

Prisoners of war will be allowed to receive visitors, under such restrictions as may be considered necessary by the commanding officer of the camp or barracks in which they are interned, on one day each week.

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