340.1115A/11b: Circular telegram
The Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland (Harrison)
78. Repeat to all offices. Refer to paragraphs 20, 21 and 22 of Department’s strictly confidential instruction of March 21, 1939. When telegraphing Department for authorization to lend against promissory notes for repatriation purposes, which is defined as transportation from Europe to the United States, as distinguished from temporary bare subsistence which may in appropriate instances include local evacuation from a danger zone to a safer local place, give in your telegrams full names, addresses in United States, dates and places of birth of destitute persons, as well as names and full addresses in United States of relative, friend, employer, et cetera, who might furnish aid, together with indication his relationship to destitute person. Also indicate separately amounts required for repatriation as distinguished from temporary bare subsistence for each person or family unit.