File No. 367.114M69/130.
The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.
Constantinople, May 10, 1912.
Sir: In reference to my cablegram of May 1, announcing the sinking in the port of Smyrna on April 29 of the American steamship Texas belonging to the Archipelago American Steamship Company, I now have the honor to transmit herewith copies of the telegrams received by me from Consul General Plorton and of those sent him by this Embassy1 bearing on the subject down to the date of writing. * * *
I inclose also copy of the telegraphic instruction based on your cablegram of the 8th instant, which I have sent to the Consul General at Smyrna today.
I have [etc.]
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