File No. 300.115P44/28

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (Penfield)


1332. Your 1342, July 18.1 Informally ascertain from Minister for Foreign Affairs whether statement of commander of submarine attack on Petrolite has yet been received. Department has been awaiting the receipt of this statement before replying to Austro-Hungarian [Page 284] note of July 18. In view of gravity of ease this Government must request that matter be hastened, as otherwise it will be forced to press case on basis of its note of June 21, 1916, and Austro-Hungarian reply of July 18.

  1. Not printed; see the Ambassador’s despatch No. 1788, July 20, 1916, received August 14, ante, p. 282.