File No. 763.72/1906

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

[Telegram]

2498. Learn naturally informally that Meyer-Gerhard reported that a feeling in favor of Germany was growing in America and which might have even prevented exportation of arms but that Lusitania case ended all this. That America did not want war but was determined to get some satisfactory answer to Lusitania note and if one not forthcoming that diplomatic relations would be broken and then if another Lusitania case occurred there would be war.

Gerard