File No. 763.72114/3285

The Chargé in Switzerland ( Wilson) to the Secretary of State


2607. Department’s 1307, January 8.1 Swiss Government replies will gladly undertake free transmission for present of letters, money orders, and packages under 5 kilograms directed to American prisoners of war and interned civilians in Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey although United States not a signatory of Rome postal convention.2 Should number of packages increase greatly, postage of 25 centimes per parcel may be asked as already required from France, Great Britain, Italy, Germany and Austria-Hungary.

  1. See footnote 1, ante, p. 18.
  2. Reference is apparently made to the Universal Postal Convention signed at Rome May 26, 1906; but the United States was a signatory of this convention (35 Stat. 1639).