File No. 367.114M69/126.
The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.
Pera, May 16, 1912.
Your May 15. With the unofficial cooperation of the city and naval authorities at Smyrna, Upham and Fowle are of opinion:
- That the Texas was out of order and disregarding regulations for passing through a mine field.
- That the Turkish authorities took every precaution to prevent disaster and to warn the Texas.
- That the Texas ran against a mine and sank.
I await certain data promised me by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, on receipt of which I will make an official report.