File No. 811.0151/41

The Ambassador in Germany (Gerard) to the Secretary of State


1561. The hate campaign here against America has assumed grave proportions. People much excited by published report that Lusitania by order of British Admiralty hoisted American flag in Irish Channel and so entered Liverpool. Hope you can authorize me to deny this. If report true and no action is taken by American Government, bitter feeling here will be immeasurably increased.