Ambassador Reid to the Secretary of State.


(No. 100. On receipt of department’s telegram, Mr. Reid had an interview this afternoon with Sir Edward Grey. He told him unofficially and confidentially substance of Mr. Root’s correspondence with agent at Newfoundland and his view that if they were seeking [Page 706] more than material for a test case, prompt and vigorous action here would be needed. He had evidently not heard of circumstances, but promised immediate attention.)