File No. No. 862.20222/21
The Secretary of State to the Minister in Panama ( Price)
Washington, June 1, 1917, 3 p.m.
Your April 13, 2 p.m.1 All trading, directly, indirectly, with, for or on behalf of, or for benefit of persons in Germany should be prevented, [Page 419] and ships engaged in it should be penalized or held or controlled by refusal of necessary supplies. The proposed enemy trading act and exports control act, it is expected, will give United States authority to do this in United States ports.
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