File No. 312.115/123.

The Secretary of State to Vice Consul Davis.

Sir: The Department has received your telegram of February 24, 1915, saying that the General, Northern Division, called a meeting of foreigners for the purpose of exacting contributions in the support of the army, and that you made an objection as to Americans, and withdrew from the meeting.

Your action in the matter is approved by the Department.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Wilbur J. Carr.