852.711/2: Telegram

The Third Secretary of Embassy in Spain (Wendelin) to the Secretary of State

X–77. Decree of August 15 published in the Gaceta de Madrid of August 18th establishes censorship all incoming and outgoing mail. At meeting of the Diplomatic Corps today Swiss, German and several other representatives reported that mail addressed to them bearing official seal had been opened. All have brought these incidents to attention of the Foreign Office. Anticipating such possibility I have [Page 678] requested Ambassador Bowers at Hendaye,97 Embassy, Paris and Consulates Barcelona and Valencia not to forward confidential material to this Embassy by mail.

  1. The Chancery was moved to Hotel Eskualduna, Hendaye, on August 13 (124. 521/142).