File No. 763.72/1552
The British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Grey) to the British Ambassador at Washington (Spring Rice)
[Received at the Department of State March 1, 12 noon.]
When presenting joint Anglo-French communication you should inform United States Government that communication received from them through the United States Ambassador in London respecting a possible limitation of use of submarines and mines and an arrangement for supplying food to Germany is being taken into careful consideration by His Majesty’s Government in consultation with their allies.
As the American communication was made to us alone you will make this statement separately on behalf of His Majesty’s Government only.