File No. 763.72119/41
The Ambassador in Spain (Willard) to the Secretary of State
Madrid, December 11, 1914, noon.
[Received 7:20 p.m.]
15. Yesterday evening I communicated informally contents of Department’s No. 15 to Minister of Foreign Affairs, who promptly and cordially conceded the wisdom and propriety of the President’s attitude. Minister of Foreign Affairs earnestly requested that he be informed so soon as our Government felt time had arrived for a renewal of its offer of mediation, in order that Spanish Government might second or support in any manner agreeable to the United States the latter’s action.