File No. 102.15/44

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Germany (Gerard)

No. 1487]

Sir: The Department is in receipt of your No. 1638 of October 14, 1915, reporting that some time ago your Embassy was requested by the Farbwerke, of Höchst on Main, to obtain, if possible, from the German Foreign Office permission for the exportation of a shipment of salvarsan and neosalvarsan ordered by the Public Health Service at Washington through Mr. H. A. Metz of New York, and that the [Page 260] Foreign Office has advised you that the German Government will gladly grant the desired exportation, provided assurances can be given by this Government that the goods will arrive at their destination and remain in the United States.

The Department encloses, for your information in this relation, copies of telegrams on this subject which were addressed to the American Ambassadors at London and Paris, respectively, on November 3, 1915.1

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Frank L. Polk
  1. Ante, p. 258.