File No. 812.00/6102.

The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.


The district in which foreign colonists reside is now in the direct line of dangerous firing. The houses of many Americans have been seized and occupied by Federal forces as firing stations. I have protested in most vigorous terms directly to the President against this barbarous warfare in the heart of the city, and also against the apparently malicious attack on the American Consulate-General.

I have instructed consuls at ports where there are United States war vessels to extend protection to German subjects.