352.5215/13: Telegram

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

X–83. Consulate has received several requests for protection, including refuge in Embassy, and for assistance to leave Spain on behalf [Page 682] of Spanish husbands of American wives and fathers of American children. These requests thus far refused, but in view of numerous demands it is considered desirable to bring matter to attention of Department and to request its opinion as to what, if any, steps may properly be taken with reference to such requests.