File No. 704.6200/1
The German Chargé d’Affaires ( Haniel ) to the Secretary of State
Newport, Rhode Island , July 31, 1914.
[Received August 4.]
Mr. Secretary of State: By order of the Imperial Government I pray the American Government to assume the protection of our interests in the event of warlike complications with Russia or other states and kindly to instruct American diplomatic and consular officers accordingly in the states above referred to. I should be under special obligation for the earliest possible answer to be addressed to the Imperial Embassy at Washington.