File No. 701.6211/406a
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Spain ( Willard)
213. Please communicate following to Foreign Office for transmission to Spanish Ambassador at Berlin.
German Government should be advised that the Government of the United States has arranged for Count and Countess Bernstorff, the Embassy staff and all the German consuls in the United States to embark on the Scandinavian Line steamer Frederik VIII; that permits will be secured from the French and British Governments for the safe-conduct of the party from New York to Christiania; that the examination of the ship by the British authorities will take place at Halifax in order to avoid her passage through danger zone. Every courtesy, consideration, and protection is being extended to Count Bernstorff, the Embassy staff, and all the German consuls in the United States.