File No. 763.72/1410
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Russia ( Marye )
Washington , February 1, 1915.
186. Your 19, January 14, and Department’s 127, January 30.2 German Ambassador here asks you transmit to Foreign Office request that German prisoners now held in Astrakhan be liberated on ground they were taken prisoners on neutral territory of neutral country and their detention constitutes violation international law.