File No. 763.72111Ei9/35

The Germans Ambassador (Bernstorff) to the Secretary of State

J. Nr. A 2578]

Mr. Secretary Of State: I have the honor to express to your excellency my most sincere thanks for the accommodating treatment accorded to H.M.S. Prinz Eitel Friedrich during her stay at Newport News. I have been especially gratified to hear that the Government of the United States had taken far-reaching safety measures for the protection of the ship from the various menaces of an attack.

I venture therefore respectfully to beg your excellency kindly to convey this expression of my thanks to the departments and officials concerned. Neither shall I fail to apprise my Government of the attentions shown H.M.S. Prinz Eitel Friedrich.

Accept [etc.]

J. Bernstorff