The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Germany (Kirk)
880. Your Nos. 2020 and 2030, November 10 and November 11. Department has hesitated to suggest to large number of importers a procedure involving expense on their part and large amount of work for Department without some indication such efforts will be advantageous. However, because of your urgings they are now being requested to file such affidavits and supporting evidence in duplicate, one copy to go to Consul General at Hamburg by mail, the substance to be telegraphed to him as soon as there is any definite indication such telegraphic communications will serve any purpose. See, in this connection, Department’s cables of November 10th to Consul General reply to which is being awaited with interest.