File No. 855.48/160
The German Ambassador (Bernstorff) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 28, 1915, 1 p. m.]
With reference to my note of 21st instant,1 I now beg to state that the German Government gives formal assurance that foodstuffs imported from the United States will not be used by the Government for the military or naval authorities and will not reach any contractors of the Government. The German Government guarantees that it will not interfere with the distribution of such foodstuffs by the American importers to the civilian population exclusively.
- Not printed.↩