Acts of Congress authorizing retaliation against measures detrimental to American commerce (September 7 and 8, 1916)—British protest against these acts 1
1. For a discussion of the retaliatory provisions of these acts and of possible methods of putting them into effect, see the report transmitted by the Department of Commerce, October 23, 1916, post, p. 466.
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 The British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs ( Grey ) to the British Ambassador at Washington ( Spring Rice )
of State, September 17, 1916 .]
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