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The Ambassador in Great Britain (Page) to the Secretary of State

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.

American Ambassador