File No. 701.6211/406b

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page)1

[Telegram]

4396. Arrangements are being made for Count and Countess Bernstorff, their household servants, members of the Embassy staff, and all of the German consuls in the United States accompanied by their families, a party of about 200 in all, to leave on the Scandinavian Line steamship Frederik VIII which will sail from New York for Christiania in one week. It has been suggested that the examination of the ship by the British authorities might be made at Halifax and so avoid passage through the danger zone. Please take up the matter immediately with Foreign Office and request safe-conduct for Count Bernstorff and his party.

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  1. The same, on the same date, to the Ambassador in France (No. 2000).↩