Neutral rights as affected by the submarine operations of Germany and her allies–The question of armed merchant vessels–The imperiling and destruction of American lives and property–American demands and German pledges–Relations of the United States with Germany and her allies 1

1. Affidavits and other evidence bearing on particular cases dealt with in this correspondence are printed in the publications of the Department of State entitled Diplomatic Correspondence with Belligerent Governments relating to Neutral Rights and Duties (European War Nos. 3 and 4), and reprinted in the Special Supplements to the American Journal of International Law, vols. 10 and 11. See the Preface to Foreign Relations, 1914, Supplement.