The Secretary of State to the Consul at Port Said ( Remillard )
Legation at Addis Ababa is making tentative arrangements for evacuation to Port Said of 10 indigent American negro citizens and [Page 879] will consult you as to best date for their arrival to make steamer connections. Department understands that you can obtain transportation third class to New York on Italian line for $135 per person. Make tentative reservations at this or any lower rate. In due course you will be authorized to draw not exceeding $1450 covering their transportation to New York and necessary expenses awaiting sailing.