File No. 462.11Se8/1
Arthur Sewall and Company to the Secretary of State
Associated Press dispatch states German auxiliary cruiser Prinz Eitel Friedrich put into Newport News this morning having among other prisoners Captain Kiehne, wife, and members of crew American ship William P. Frye , further reporting sinking ship in South Atlantic January 27. The Frye was loaded with full cargo wheat sailing from Seattle, Washington, November 6 and bound to Queenstown for orders to discharge in the U. K. Please make necessary investigation and do the needful in protecting our interests and entering claim for proper indemnity.
Managing owners, ship “ William P. Frye