File No. 702.6211/206.
The Secretary of State to Attorney General Gregory.
Washington, March 17, 1915.
Department is informed by German Embassy of the receipt of a telegram from the German Consul at Seattle dated March 17 as follows:
Yesterday afternoon six o’clock police entered Consulate in order to search offices. I hear that two people are imprisoned because they offered me information concerning sale of submarines.
Department would be pleased to have an investigation made in this case and a report of the results which may be used as a basis of a note to the German Embassy on the subject.