File No. 341.115P51/60
The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page ) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 9.]
Sir: Adverting to the cablegraphic instructions from the Department, No. 1596 of June [May] 21,1 in regard to the American S. S. Joseph W. Fordney , instructing me to inform the British Government to the effect that an affidavit of the captain of the vessel had been received, stating that he had made no effort to elude the British patrol boat, I now have the honor to enclose herewith, for the information of the Department, a copy of a note which I have received from Sir Edward Grey in reply to my representations in the premises.
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