File No. No. 763.72112/5846

The Minister in Cuba ( Gonzales) to the Secretary of State


Legation deluged with requests by Americans for interpretation of Trading with Enemy [Act]. British subjects in foreign countries not controlled by British black list. Are American corporations and Americans doing business in Cuba on the same footing toward American black list as if in the United States? May debts be collected from checks cashed on, and goods held in storage be delivered to blacklisted people by Americans?

There is pressing need of early elucidation.