File No. 763.72/1488a
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Germany (Gerard)
1208. Please report briefly by telegraph and in detail by mail at the earliest moment the military and economic condition of Germany, for example, the number of men in the field, the number of killed, wounded, and missing, the condition of the commissariat, the condition of the food supply in Germany, the state of Germany’s credit, the condition of the supply of arms and munitions of war and materials for their manufacture now on hand, especially copper, etc.