File No. 763.72112/1820
The Ambassador in Germany (Gerard) to the Secretary of State 1
[Received November 1.]
Sir: With reference to the Department’s unnumbered instruction of June 25, 1915, File No. 763.72112/1210, concerning the proposal of the King of Spain that American and Spanish diplomatic representatives accredited to the different belligerent governments make a [Page 1054] joint request of those governments that hospital supplies in transit on the high seas may be considered by them as neither contraband nor conditional contraband of war, but free, I have the honor to transmit to the Department herewith a copy and translation of a note addressed by the Imperial Foreign Office under date of October 15, 1915, to the Spanish Ambassador in Berlin in regard to this subject which the Foreign Office requests me to bring to the attention of my Government.
I have [etc.]
- Enclosure transmitted to the British Ambassador and the Ambassador in Great Britain, for their information, December 9 (File No. 763.72112/1962).↩