File No. 763.72112/1487
The Ambassador in Italy (Page) to the Secretary of State
[Received 9 p.m.]
374. Referring to the Embassy’s No. 379.2 Am sending by pouch copy of note received in original Italian:
Minister for Foreign Affairs, entirely friendly and desirous of obviating any clash between us, has explained personally to me his views of necessities growing out of Adriatic situation, saying Gallipoli was selected for call as least inconvenient place for visit and search and that this is essentially different from anything like capture. [Page 173] He added that we are together in desiring to maintain freedom of search and that we need have no fear of American ships being troubled.
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