File No. 312.11/6950.

The Secretary of the Navy to the Secretary of State .

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of November 17, 1915, in reference to a telegram [etc.]

It is noted that telegraphic instructions were sent to Mr. John R. Silliman on November 15, directing [etc.]

In this connection your attention is particularly invited to the following messages which have been received from Admiral Winslow subsequent to this Department’s letter of November 15: M–3093 (received in the Navy Dept. 8.27 p.m. November 17) and M–3095 (received in the Navy Dept. 9.50 p.m. November 18), copies of which have been sent to your Department.

Very sincerely yours,

Josephus Daniels.