File No. 763.72/1451

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


1586. Your telegram 1163, February 10, 1 p. m. Handed note embodying yours to Secretary Foreign Affairs. He will send written answer but am convinced from conversation with him German proclamation will be withdrawn if England will adopt Declaration of London or allow food to enter for German civil population. Suggest you can help this by suggesting that Congress will put embargo on export of arms unless England consents.