The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Kennedy)77
1302. Department is under necessity of keeping currently advised concerning movement of American vessels and cargo through belligerent controls.
Please therefore arrange that you be provided at earliest possible date with a complete statement to October 25th of all detentions of American vessels and American cargoes, showing dates of arrivals in belligerent country, places of detention and dates of requisition, release, reference to prize courts or other disposition in each case. Also arrange to have such data kept up to date and reported, not less than twice weekly to Department.
- Sent also to the Ambassador in France as telegram No. 1314, October 26, 7 p.m.↩