300.115(39)/24: Telegram

The Consul General at Hamburg (Keblinger) to the Secretary of State

178. With reference to second paragraph of Department’s telegram 121, October 27, 7 p.m., it is suggested that if German Consuls unable to follow proposed procedure, the Department examine contracts of resale or affidavits from purchasers and cable this office to that effect. The Prize Commissioner’s Office exhibited a copy of Department’s telegram of October 13, 6 p.m. to American Legation Riga concerning cargo of steamship Andrejs Kalnins, which, it was said had been quite satisfactory, and surprise was expressed that similar evidence had not as yet been made available for the numerous ships now detained at considerable cost to owners of vessels and cargoes.