File No. No. 763.72112/5397

The Secretary of State to the Swedish Minister ( Ekengren)

No. 311

Sir: Referring to your note of November 5, 1917, with reference to the acceptance of money by the Legation from persons in the United States who desire to send remittances to needy relatives in Austria-Hungary, I have the honor to inform you that a communication, dated December 20, has been received from the War Trade Board, which, under the provisions of the Trading with the Enemy Act, has jurisdiction over such matters, stating that much to its regret the application of the Legation to transfer credits to Austria-Hungary is denied.

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Frank L. Polk