File No. 841.711/2462a

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page )1


6330. Please ascertain from Foreign Office and cable Department whether communications containing patent documents and remittances of American citizens from patent attorneys in United States to patent attorneys in neutral countries for ultimate transmission to Central Powers, forwarded under license from War Trade Board and examined by United States mail censor, will be passed by British censors without further requirements. Envelopes bear War Trade Board stamp, “Licensed by War Trade Board, date blank, Bureau of Enemy Trade, by John Henry Hammond,” and mail censor’s stamp, “Passed by Censor No._ _ _ _.”

  1. The same, mutatis mutandis, on the same date, to the Ambassador in France (No. 3103).