File No. 841.711/119

The Secretary of State to the Netherland Minister (Van Rappard)

My Dear Mr. Minister: I have received your letter No. 3704, of December 13, 1915, concerning the interference with mail on neutral vessels by the British authorities, in which you cite two instances of the removal of mail from the Dutch steamers Frisia and Noordam.

In reply I beg to refer you to my letter of December 9 regarding the matter,1 and to state that no further advices in the premises have been received from either the American Ambassador at London or the British Ambassador here.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing
  1. Not printed.