File No. 763.72112/226

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

[Telegram]

911. Your 391, October 24. Sir Edward Grey makes the positive declaration to me that cotton is not contraband and so far as the British Government is concerned will not be. He informs me that he had telegraphed this to Spring Rice. So far as I have been informed no ship with cotton has been detained, except the ship that is held at Stornoway, Scotland, by the owners and not by the British Government.

American Ambassador