File No. 763.72111Od2/2

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

Dear Mr. Lansing: In accordance with the advice of your Department, communicated by telephone, I have this day sent to the collector of customs at San Juan, P. R., a cablegram as follows:

Supplementing Department’s wire 19th, have all parts Odenwald thoroughly searched for arms, even under coal. Report by wire to department for instructions and withhold clearance until advised. War Department directed to cooperate.

You will be promptly advised of the collector’s reply.

Sincerely yours,

A. J. Peters

Assistant Secretary