File No. 851.711/277

The Ambassador in France ( Sharp) to the Secretary of State


3217. Your 3103, January 23, and 3183, [February] 14.1 Am informed by Foreign Office that as a matter of principle the French censorship permits to pass: (1) remittances for payment on patents or more generally for the maintenance of their validity; (2) documents having object of obtaining for Allies new patents in enemy countries when examination has ascertained that no injury would result thereby to national defense. Foreign Office’s note follows by next pouch.

  1. For No. 3103 see footnote ante, p. 327; No. 3183 not printed.