File No. 865.857An2/126

The German Embassy to the Department of State

J. Nr. A 8324]

The Imperial German Embassy presents its compliments to the United States Department of State and has the honor to enclose herewith a wireless cipher message, in duplicate, to the Foreign Office in Berlin for kind transmission to the Tuckerton station.

Duplicate copies of the message in plain English are likewise enclosed.

[Enclosure—Translation]

The Austro-Hungarian Charge at Washington ( Zwiedinek ) to the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs ( Burian )

272. I have just been informed by Secretary of State that my personal suggestion “that a possible solution of the Ancona case might be found if Austro-Hungarian Government would agree that such attacks should not be repeated and if consideration of the law and fact relating to the sinking of the Ancona were then continued,” [is] entirely unacceptable.

Zwiedinek