File No. 763.72111/287

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


304. Your August 7, 7 p.m., just received. My telegram of an hour ago answered this.1 My explanation to Sir Edward Grey this morning was full and satisfactory. He is informed by British Embassy at Washington and by me of our efficient and complete observance of neutrality in every respect and he has never doubted or questioned it. The whole matter is now perfectly understood here. Now inform him immediately that so far as our Government is able to ascertain no German ships have left American ports since the declaration of war.

American Ambassador
  1. Not printed.