File No. 763.72111K92/18

The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury ( Peters ) to the Counselor for the Department of State

Dear Mr. Lansing: I enclose herewith copy of a letter received by Collector Hamilton of Norfolk from Commander Thierfelder of [Page 835] the German cruiser Kronprinz Wilhelm . This was telephoned by Collector Hamilton to this office.

Sincerely yours,

A. J. Peters

The Commander of the Kronprinz Wilhelm ” ( Thierfelder ) to the Collector of Customs at Norfolk ( Hamilton )

Sir: Herewith I have to officially inform you that I intern. Awaiting your further orders, I am

Yours respectfully,