File No. 763.72/931
The Ambassador in Germany ( Gerard ) to the Secretary of State
Berlin , September 20, 1914, 3 p.m.
[Received September 22, 7 p.m.]
236. Department’s telegram September 18, 5 p.m. With reference to Germany’s proposition about neutralization of African colonies [Page 112] lying in conventional free-trade zone, Germany wishes the United States to act as messenger merely, to convey proposition to other powers.