851.711/367: Telegram

The Consul General at Marseille (Hurley) to the Secretary of State

21. Naval authorities announced their intention of censoring all mail and removing any addressed to Germany on board SS President Adams all of which originated in India bound for New York. Embassy was informed. The Consulate explained to the officer in [Page 534] charge the Department’s attitude as set forth in Hyde,67 Section 730, page 446. Officer thereupon contented himself with verifying origin and destination of bags without opening. The Consulate’s despatch follows.68

  1. Charles Cheney Hyde, International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied by the United States (Boston, 1922), vol. 2.
  2. Not printed.