File No. 763.72112/1819

The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador (Spring Rice)

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: In further reply to your personal note of October 5, 1915, wherein you advised the Department that you had been informed on good authority that a shipment of six tons of tungsten ore was being sent from New York to Germany by parcels [Page 735] post, I beg to advise you of the reply made by the Postmaster General to this Department’s letter on the subject. The Postmaster General states that in response to his inquiry in the matter the Postmaster of New York City reported as follows under date of the 29th ultimo:

All parcel-post packages destined for Germany are examined here and it can be positively stated that the tungsten ore referred to herein has not been dispatched by mail to Germany.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing