The Ambassador in Great Britain (Page) to the Secretary of State
[Received 3:35 p. m.]
4256. For the President and the Secretary only. Newspaper comment and private opinion here regard the German note39 as only [another] effort to prolong discussion, to embroil our Government and Great Britain and to evade the issue. [The expectation] of our friends here, as far as I can gather [it,] is of an immediate break. Else they will consider that we have yielded to evasion.