File No. 763.72115/3184

The Assistant Secretary of Labor ( Post ) to the Secretary of State

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated August 14, No. 763.72115/3174,1 quoting a despatch received from the American Consul at Auckland, requesting, for the information of the New Zealand Government, to be advised whether German crews remain aboard interned vessels at Honolulu, and whether Germans there are permitted to communicate with the outer world.

In reply I beg to state that alien enemies aboard German steamers at the port of Honolulu were removed from their vessels and interned, the same as at ports in continental United States. The aliens are permitted to communicate with the outside world, but all incoming and outgoing mail is censored. In connection with the above it may be stated that a majority of the aliens interned at Honolulu have been transferred to San Francisco for detention.


Louis F. Post
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