File No. 763.72112/2061
The Ambassador in Germany ( Gerard ) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 30.]
Sir: With reference to the Department’s telegraphic instructions of October 28, 1915, serial telegram No. 2350, and to my telegram No. 3172 of December 2, 1915,1 regarding certain inquiries in connection with the possible importation of conditional contraband into Germany, especially as to what extent the German civil authorities have been superseded by the German military authorities, I have the honor to transmit herewith enclosed a copy and a translation of note verbale No. IIIa 22501 from the German Foreign Office, which has been to-day received in reply to my representations on the subject.
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