File No. 344d112P59/3

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain, (Page)

No. 898]

Sir: The Department is in receipt of your telegram of April 6, 1915, No. 1879, 1 p. m.,1 in which, with reference to the case of one August Piepenbrink, who was taken from the American steamer Windber and delivered to the British authorities at Kingston, Jamaica, as a prisoner of war, you report that you are in receipt of information from the Foreign Office to the effect that the British Government, in common with the French Government, has decided to liberate Piepenbrink as a friendly act without referring to the question of the principle involved.

The Department is glad to learn that Piepenbrink is to be released.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Robert Lansing
  1. Not printed.