Mr. White to Mr. Hay.

No. 1672.]

Sir: I have the honor to report that permission has been granted the United States ship Enterprise (Massachusetts nautical school ship) to pass through the Kaiser Wilhelm (Kiel) Canal, en route to the North Sea, in accordance with a request made by the embassy a few days ago. This request was made at the instance of Commander Edward M. Hughes, United States Navy, commanding the Enterprise, who is at present cruising in the Baltic Sea and expects to arrive at Kiel about August 1.

I have, etc.,

Andrew D. White.