File No. 462.11Se8/54
The Ambassador in Germany (Gerard) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 18.]
Sir: With reference to my telegram of even date1 and to previous correspondence on the subject of the claim for damages for the sinking of the American merchantman William P. Frye , I have the honor to transmit to you herewith a copy and translation of a note received from the Imperial Foreign Office, dated November 29, 1915, which replies to a note which I addressed to the Imperial Foreign Office on October 14, 1915, pursuant to the instructions contained in your telegram No. 2291, of October 12, 1915.2
A copy and translation of the draft of a compromis submitted by the Imperial German Government is likewise transmitted herewith.
I have [etc.]