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The Minister in Switzerland (Harrison) to the Secretary of State

3161. American interests—Thailand. Swiss Consulate, Bangkok, advises American Legation building seized without prior notice by local authorities. In response to Consulate’s protest to Thailand Foreign Office, latter replied:

“Begs to state that by order of the Supreme Commander of the Defense Forces the premises of the American Legation and their appurtenances are requisitioned for military purposes.”