File No. 763.72111E1 1/15

The German Ambassador ( Bernstorff ) to the Secretary of State

J. Nr. A 5149]

Mr. Secretary of State: In continuation of my note of the 17th Ultimo1 have the honor to draw your excellency’s kind attention to the enclosed clipping from the New York Herald of the 14th instant.2

According to this article speed boats are being built in large numbers by the Greenport Basin and Construction Company of Greenport, New York, apparently for a belligerent power; it is said they are to be used in destroying submarines.

Four boats are said to be already completed and waiting to be taken and carried away.

Accept [etc.]

J. Bernstorff
  1. Ante. p. 793.
  2. Not printed.