File No. 763.72/4167

The Secretary of the Navy ( Daniels) to the Secretary of State

No. 28517

Sir: It is requested that the Navy Department be informed at the earliest possible moment after the change of relations between the United States and any foreign government has taken place. This information is highly desirable in order that the vessels on detached service in foreign countries can be informed and act in accordance therewith. This Department at the present time has not been informed officially by the Department of State regarding the breaking off of diplomatic relations with Turkey, and also as to whether the Department of State is expected to decline or accept the offer of the Costa Rican Government of its harbors and ports for use by the United States naval vessels.

Sincerely yours,

Josephus Daniels