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File No. 367.114M69/126.

The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.


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.