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Executive Order 8389

Early Financial Monitoring

Executive order No. 8389, issued long before the entry of the U.S. into the War, prohibited a wide variety of financial and property transactions with certain countries and their citizens. As this was an excuse for opening mail, these devices are included here even though their use antedated and survived the existance of the Office of Censorship.

It would appear that the surveilllance function required to enforce this order was cirreid out by Postal Censorship authorities after the establishment of the Office of Censorship.

The censor number 4270 is of the Miamt Office for incoming mail from Cuba.

Updated: 29 March 2004
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