The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Page)
Washington, August 7, 1914, 7 p.m.
Your August 6, 6 p.m., 287. Department is surprised at the statement of British Admiralty which is not in accord with the facts. The United States is fulfilling and will fulfil its whole duty as a neutral. For the information of the British Government you may state that so far as this Government is now able to ascertain, no German vessels have left American ports since the declaration of war.