File No. 763.72111/2122

The German Ambassador ( Bernstorff ) to the Secretary of State

J. Nr. A 3090]

Mr. Secretary of State: It is reported in the press that English officers are supervising the manufacture of arms and ammunition ordered in this country by Great Britain in the factories here, the works of the Bethlehem Steel Company among others.

I should be thankful to your excellency if you would kindly ascertain and inform me whether this press report is true.

Accept [etc.]

J. Bernstorff