The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom (Johnson)
1570. Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. advises that S. S. Nishmaha is still detained in Marseilles pending decision by Contraband Committee in London concerning certain portions of its cargo. Understand this vessel has now been detained about 25 days, which would appear to be a most unreasonable detention. Please, therefore, request British authorities to release this vessel without delay.