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

[Telegram]

Answering your 2277, May 22, 12 m., have asked Dumba to call at 4 p. m. Will secure from him and cable you a statement denying the reported communication to Zimmermann, or correcting the construction placed upon it. I need not tell you that there is absolutely no justification for his report and you will please so notify the Government at once. The Government must not, for a moment, misunderstand the language or intent of the note regarding the submarine attack on the Lusitania, Gulflight, Gushing, and Falaba.

Bryan