File No. 763.72111K92/25

The German Ambassador ( Bernstorff ) to the Secretary of State

J. Nr. A 3188]

Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor to express to your excellency my sincere thanks for the accommodating treatment accorded to H. M. S. Kronprinz Wilhelm during her stay in Newport News.

I venture most respectfully to beg your excellency to convey this expression of thanks to the departments and officials concerned and, in particular, to Mr. Norman Hamilton, collector of customs for Newport News. Neither shall I fail to apprise my Government of the attention shown H. M. S. Kronprinz Wilhelm .

Accept [etc.]

J. Bernstorff