File No. No. 763.72112/5970
The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Costa Rica ( Johnson)
Washington, December 31, 1917, 3 p.m.
Your December 20, 2 p.m.1 War Trade Board advises German subjects in neutral countries not doing business in enemy territory [Page 429] not enemies merely because of German birth and trade with them not restricted unless they are on enemy trading list or unless bankers there have reasonable cause to believe them enemies or acting for enemies or allies of enemies.
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