File No. 763.72/1779
The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page ) to the Secretary of State 1
[Received 12.50 p. m.]
Rush for the President:
Please transmit following to Berlin Embassy immediately:
It is of imperative importance that you get German Government to delay the answer to our note regarding the Lusitania until you receive the letter I am sending by messenger to-day. I will explain to Washington by cable so that the delay in answering will be understood and approved. Acknowledge receipt of this as soon as received. Edward House .
I am sending you explanatory cable in our private code.
- Repeated to the Ambassador in Germany, No. 1704, May 19.↩