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.