893.20/608: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Hong Kong (Donovan)

Your August 21, 2 p.m.

In accordance with Department’s telegraphic circular instruction of August 10, 6 p.m.,7 endorse passports as follows:

“This passport is not valid for travel to or in any foreign state in connection with entrance into or service in foreign military or naval forces.”

Also call the attention of the Americans in question to the provisions of Section 221, Title 22, U. S. Code, and of Section 4090 Revised Statutes.
Confine your action within the limits set forth in paragraphs 1 and 2 above and refer the question as to departure from Hong Kong airport of Americans concerned to decision of airport authorities.
  1. Not printed, but see letter of August 11 to the Secretary of War, vol. i, p. 871.