File No. 763.72/6180
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile ( Shea)
Washington, August 13, 1917, 5 p.m.
Your August 4, 5 p.m., August 8, 7 p.m., and August 9, 4 p.m.1 You are instructed to seek suitable opportunity to convey, in a discreet manner, to President of Chile, this Government’s due receipt of his friendly expressions and also the information that it is not known when fleet will be in Pacific as its movements are dependent upon many contingencies.
- Telegram of August 8 not printed.↩