856B.01/5: Telegram

The Consul at Curaçao (Huddleston) to the Secretary of State

Reference is made to the Department’s telegram May 10, midnight [noon?] and to my telegram of May 10, 3 p.m.8 The British cruiser Despatch arrived at Willemstad at 5 p.m., May 11. A proclamation of the Governor of Curaçao, states that as part of The Netherlands this territory is also at war with the German Reich but that its international political status will remain as before; that the Government established here has resolved to continue to remain in and to take care of this part of the Netherlands territory on land and at sea and any help from outside from whomever it may come will be refused and considered as unwelcome.

  1. Neither printed.