File No. No. 811.712/65

Order No. 212 of the Postmaster General ( Burleson)1

In consequence of the state of war now existing, the suspension of the exchange of postal money orders between the United States and the German Empire is hereby directed.

Postmasters at all international money-order offices will govern themselves accordingly. On and after this date they should refuse to issue orders on post offices in the German Empire or any of its colonies or dependencies. They should also decline to pay orders drawn upon them by German offices on or after the 6th day of April.

A. S. Burleson
  1. From the Daily Bulletin of Orders Affecting the Postal Service, Apr. 7, 1917.