852.711/3: Telegram

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

X–84. My telegram No. X–77 of August 20, 10 a.m. [p.m.] Official letter from Embassy at Paris clearly marked and addressed to this Embassy received yesterday had been opened and censored. I immediately sent note of protest to Foreign Office requesting that steps be taken without delay to prevent a repetition of this violation of diplomatic correspondence. Chilean Ambassador as Doyen of Diplomatic Corps received general assurances from Minister of State 3 days ago that strict orders were being given not to violate diplomatic correspondence. I shall report any further violations. Meanwhile newspapers, personal and probably some official mail addressed to this Embassy is not being received. I am sending no confidential matter by open mail.