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[Incoming papers are listed chronologically under date of issue. Unless otherwise specified, the correspondence is from or to the Secretary of State or the Department. Correspondence to and from the London Office of the Commission for Relief in Belgium sent through the American Ambassador in London, is listed under Great Britain.]

ARGENTINA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 8, 1917 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Argentine attitude toward Germany theoretically at one with that of the United States, but, in absence of concrete injury, form of reply will appear different. 225
DE–6 Feb. 9 From the Argentine Ambassador Forwards copy of Argentina’s reply to Germany deploring extreme measures of blockade and declaring adherence to rules of international law. 227
Feb. 27 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Argentine initiative in suggesting that Latin-American powers mediate between Germany and the United States. 235
Mar. 3 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Probable outcome or projected Latin-American conference. 236
Mar. 12 To the Argentine Embassy Announces the arming of U.S. merchant ships. 171
Mar. 14 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Instructions to report Argentina’s activities regarding mediation by Latin-American powers. 240
Mar. 16 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Slight activity in promoting move for Latin-American mediation. 241
Apr. 10 [Rec’d Apr. 11] From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Quotes Argentine note recognizing justice of U.S. action against Germany. 249
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Apr. 11] From President Irigoyen of Argentina to the American Ambassador Recognition of justice of U.S. action against Germany. 249
Apr. 15 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Sinking of the Argentine brigantine Monte Protegido by German submarine may cause severance of diplomatic relations. 255
Apr. 16 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Argentina expresses appreciation of attitude of Brazil in defense of principles of international law. 256
Apr. 16 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Calling of commercial conference of American nations at Argentina includes the United States. 256
[Page XCII] Apr. 17 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Quotes proposed Argentine invitation to the nations of America. 257
Apr. 18 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Inquiry regarding message of Mar. 16, 6 p.m., on commercial congress. 259
Apr. 20 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Changes in title of congress of American nations to be called by Argentina. 260
Apr. 20 From the Ambassador in Argentina Inquires U.S. attitude relative to conference of neutral American nations. 260
Apr. 22 [Rec’d Apr. 23] From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Quotes text of Argentine note of invitation to nations of America for conference to procure mutual understanding on the war 263
Apr. 22 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Impossibility of any expression of views by the United States regarding conference of Latin-American nations. 263
Apr. 22 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Press reports that Argentina demands apology and indemnity of Germany for sinking of brigantine. 263
Apr. 25 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Attempt of Argentina to interpret the meaning of U.S. reply regarding proposed conference of American nations. 264
May 1 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Socialist Party voted against intervention in the war. 273
May 2 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Reported that Germany has agreed to indemnify Argentina for loss of vessel and will salute Argentine flag. 275
May 5 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Argentina accepts German promise of reparation, ratifying friendly sentiments between the two countries. 275
May 17 From the Argentine Ambassador Presents Argentine message explaining move for congress of American nations and desire to remove any misunderstanding regarding friendly relations with the United States. 282
June 1 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) British safe-conduct granted German Minister to Brazil to proceed to Germany. Inquiry regarding U.S. safe-conduct to New York. 607
June 2 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Authorization to issue safe-conduct to former German Minister. Right of search reserved. 607
June 13 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Peru consents to join conference only on condition that it act under leadership of the United States. 297
[Page XCIII] June 23 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Reports countries which will participate in conference of neutrals. 303
June 26 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Sinking of Argentine vessel Toro 303
July 1 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Annual message to Congress recites Argentina’s efforts to maintain neutrality and plan for congress of neutrals. 304
July 3 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Request for outline of plan of congress of neutrals. 305
July 5 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Date and program of conference uncertain. Believed that Argentina’s note to Germany will result in severance of diplomatic relations. 306
July 6 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Inquires if Argentina can assist the United States in its plan of export allotment to the Allies by sending more wheat to France and Great Britain unconditionally. 306
July 19 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Colombia and Mexico most active in urging congress of neutrals. 308
July 31 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Argentina will declare war if demands not accepted by Germany. 309
Aug. 29 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) German reply to Argentine demands considered acceptable. 319
Sept. 7 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Quotes three messages from Luxburg, German Chargé in Argentina, to Berlin, dispatched as official messages of Swedish Legation and recommending drastic treatment of Argentine ships. 322
Sept. 8 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Revocation or Argentine export-prohibition decree urged. Attempted adjustment. 323
Sept. 9 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Publishing of Department’s communiqué on Luxburg’s messages to Berlin. Swedish Minister denies having sent them. 324
Sept. 11 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Foreign Minister denies any undertakings for limiting of Argentine shipping; awaits official confirmation before taking action on Luxburg messages. 324
Sept. 12 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Reported German Chargé has been given his passports. 325
[Page XCIV] Sept. 13 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Report requested on interned German vessels, also on Argentine merchant vessels. 325
Sept. 16 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Argentine merchant marine and their whereabouts. 327
Sept. 20 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Argentine Senate voted to break relations with Germany. 328
Sept. 21 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) All cables sent by Swedish Legation transmitted to Argentine Ambassador at Washington. 329
Sept. 23 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) German Government disavows Luxburg messages. Argentina undecided regarding future attitude toward Germany. 329
Sept. 25 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Reported House votes rupture of diplomatic relations with Germany. 330
Sept. 29 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Details of House vote on severance of relations with Germany. 332
Oct. 27 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Instructions to deny that information published regarding German despatches at Department for decoding came from the U.S. Government. 353
Nov. 11 [Rec’d Nov. 12] From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Certain countries respond to Argentina’s urge for conference. Brazil excluded. 365
Nov. 14 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Proposed purchase of Argentine surplus wheat by British and French; U.S. cooperation in plan. 366
Dec. 6 [Rec’d Dec. 7] From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Conference with the President on Argentina’s international policy. Invitation to Pan-American conference would be tendered if the United States 381
Dec. 7 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Instructions to deny rumor that the United States and Great Britain approve the Pope’s further mediation in war. 382
Dec. 10 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Understood that Peru, Bolivia, and Uruguay will not be represented at conference unless called for purpose of breaking relations with Germany. 384
Dec. 13 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Quotes message to the Treasury from commissioner at Paris that France and Great Britain favor acquiring supplies in Argentina on open market. The United States has like policy. 386
[Page XCV] Dec. 15 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Instructions regarding U.S. attitude toward the conference. Stand taken by Latin-American countries. 388
Dec. 17 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) The President determined not to break with Germany. Luxburg telegrams said to be work of madman. 391
Dec. 21 From the ambassador in Argentina (tel.) More Luxuurg telegrams published. Government disavows contents. 392
Dec. 22 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Publication of additional Luxburg telegrams had slight effect upon the public. Washington Post editorial resented, paper called “official.” 393
Dec. 24 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Informed that proposed congress of neutrals postponed. Instructions to report. 394
Dec. 24 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Instructions to deny, if advisable, that the Washington Post voices views of the administration. 394
Dec. 28 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) General opinion that Latin-American conference will never take place. 394
Dec. 28 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Text of proposed convention between France, Great Britain, and Argentina for purchase of wheat in exchange for combustibles from the United States. Requests instructions. 395
Dec. 29 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) The United States would allow export of combustibles for Argentine requirements, but considers it inadvisable to make engagement. 397
Jan. 2, 1918 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Argentina will accept wheat convention if U.S. position regarding coal stated definitely. Submits statement on subject for approval. 398
Jan. 3, 1918 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Authorization to send to Foreign Minister note regarding coal export as submitted for approval. 398
Jan. 14, 1918 [Rec’d Jan. 15] From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Convention for the purchase of Argentine wheat by Great Britain and France signed. 399

AUSTRIA-HUNGARY

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Jan. 5, 1917 To the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Instructions to deny press report that the President will send second peace note to the powers. 3n
1635 Jan. 12 [Rec’d Jan. 14] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Quotes Austria-Hungary’s counter-reply to Allies’ rejection of Central powers’ invitation to discuss peace. 10
[Page XCVI]1654 Jan. 23 [Rec’d Jan. 24] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Destruction of the S.S. Chemung 93
1662 Jan. 25 [Rec’d Jan. 27] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Favorable reception given the President’s peace address by Minister President of Hungary. 31
[Quoted in tel.] Jan. 25 From the Hungarian Minister President to the American Ambassador Attitude toward President Wilson’s peace address. 34
1666 Jan. 27 [Rec’d Jan. 29] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Quotes note of Jan. 25 from the Hungarian Minister President. 34
[Quoted in tel.] Jan. 31 From the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Announces resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare. 104
1674 Feb. 1 [Rec’d Feb. 3] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Quotes Austro-Hungarian note of Jan. 31. 104
1518 Feb. 3 To the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Text of the President’s address of Feb. 3 to Congress, for the Foreign Minister and for publication. 108
1526 Feb. 4 To the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Efforts or Austro-Hungarian Ambassador designate to continue diplomatic relations with the United States. 112
1680 Feb. 4 [Rec’d Feb. 5] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Foreign Minister desires that good relations between the United States and Austria-Hungary be maintained. 113
1683 Feb. 5 [Rec’d Feb. 7] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Quotes Foreign Minister’s note appealing to the President. 38
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Feb. 7] From the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Appeal to the President to induce the Entente to conform to American viewpoint and conclude peace honorable to both sides. 38
1688 Feb. 6 [Rec’d Feb. 7] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Report on the Monarchy’s desperate situation and desire for peace. 39
1532 Feb. 6 To the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Message for transmission from the Bulgarian Minister at Washington to his Government, stating the United States desires to maintain friendly relations with Bulgaria. 116
[Page XCVII]1700 Feb. 10 [Rec’d Feb. 11] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) The Kaiser expected in Vienna for conference with the Emperor. 41
1551 Feb. 14 To the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Uncertainty of interpretation of Austria-Hungary’s declarations on submarine warfare. Instructions to ascertain attitude. 131
1705 Feb. 15 [Rec’d Feb. 16] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Austria-Hungary taking precautions against break with America. No submarine activity outside the Adriatic. 135
1713 Feb. 19 [Rec’d Feb. 20] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Drastic measures to prevent press articles hostile to America. 137
1566 Feb. 22 To the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Offer to Austria-Hungary of Allies’ limited assurances against dismemberment in the event of a request for early peace. 57
1567 Feb. 23 To the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Austria-Hungary must change its submarine policy, otherwise its representative can not be received by the United states 143
1728 Feb. 26 [Rec’d Feb. 27] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Foreign Minister gives assurance of satisfactory reply to communication regarding the Ancona and persia pledges. 151
1729 Feb. 27 From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Official denial that the Lyman M. Law was sunk by Austro-Hungarians. 152
1730 Feb. 27 [Rec’d Feb. 28] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Quotes Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister’s memorandum refusing to consider separate peace. 62
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Feb. 28] From the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Refusal to consider separate peace. 63
1731 Feb. 27 [Rec’d Feb. 28] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Official assurance of satisfactory reply to U.S. inquiry regarding submarine warfare. 152
1739 Mar. 2 [Rec’d Mar. 4] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Quotes Austria-Hungary’s justification of submarine policy. 161
[Quoted in tel.] Mar. 2 From the Austro-Hungarian Foreign Office to the American Embassy Justification of Austro-Hungarian submarine policy. 161
[Page XCVIII]1580 Mar. 3 To the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Instructions to request reconsideration of separate peace; delay may make it ineffective. 63
1746 Mar. 6 [Rec’d Mar. 7] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Foreign Minister requests that full reception be given the Ambassador designate in the United States. 169
1587 Mar. 8 To the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Difficulty in handling Austro-Hungarian relief work in Russia separate from that of Germany. Inquires if desired that American Embassy continue its representation. 623
1757 Mar. 13 [Rec’d Mar. 15] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Austria-Hungary continues to refuse consideration of separate peace. 65
1760 Mar. 14 [Rec’d Mar. 16] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Prospect of difficulties if Austro-Hungarian Ambassador designate not received in Washington. 177
1606 Mar. 18 To the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) U.S. position regarding official reception of Austro-Hungarian Ambassador designate. 178
[Quoted in tel.] Mar. 18 From the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Requests continuation of U.S. protection in Russia. 625
1770 Mar. 20 [Rec’d Mar.22] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Quotes Austro-Hungarian aide-mémoire of Mar. 18. 625
1781 Mar. 22 [Rec’d Mar. 24] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) U.S. delay in receiving the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador designate. 186
1624 Mar. 28 To the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Refusal to receive Ambassador designate and offer of safe-conduct to Vienna. Instructions for U. S. Ambassador to report in Washington. 188
1800 Apr. 1 [Rec’d Apr. 2] From the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Austria-Hungary will sever diplomatic relations with the United States if latter declares war on Germany. 193
Apr. 9 From the Austro-Hungarian Chargé Relations between the United States and Austria-Hungary severed. Guaranty for safe return of personnel of Embassy and consulates requested. 594
Apr. 9 To the Austro-Hungarian Chargé Passports for Austro-Hungarian official party granted. 595
[Page XCIX]1646 Apr. 9 To the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Austro-Hungarian Chargé has requested passports. Instructions to transfer U.S. and Allied interests to neutral governments. 618
1829 Apr. 11 [Rec’d Apr. 13] From the Chargé in Austria-Hungary (tel.) Austro-Hungarian request for protective measures for officials departing from the United States. Embassy’s reply. 596

BELGIUM

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
243 Dec. 29, 1916 To the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Inquiry whether deportations continue and what percentage of those deported are being returned. 664
29 Jan. 2, 1917 [Rec’d Jan. 5] From the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Further report on Belgian deportations and efforts to influence the situation. 666
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Jan. 11] From the Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador in France Belgian note accompanying Allies’ reply to the President’s peace note. 8
32 Jan. 16 [Rec’d Jan. 17] From the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Reports milder methods of deportation and attempt of civil government to abrogate policy. 672
429 Jan. 17 [Rec’d Feb. 13] From the Minister in Belgium Change of methods of deportation in Brussels. Encloses summons blank. 673
38 Feb. 1 From the Minister in Belgium (tel.): for the President Suggests intervention in order that British and German restrictions on shipping will not destroy Belgian relief work. 628
248 Feb. 3 To the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Arrangements to be made in event Germany desires withdrawal of American Minister from Belgium. 630
249 Feb. 4 To the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Instructions to represent to German authorities that their trade restrictions have cut off Belgian relief ships. 632
253 Feb. 15 To the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Instructions to inform German authorities that unless American Minister and relief commission be accorded former privileges, they will be withdrawn. 639
40 Feb. 16 [Rec’d Feb. 21] From the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Reports status of Legation and relief commission and recommends preparation for gradual departure. 640
43 Feb. 21 [Rec’d Feb. 23] From the Minister in Belgium (tel.) The commission is instructed to remain. Difficulty is divergence of opinion between Great Britain and Germany regarding shipping routes. 642
[Page C]256 Feb. 26 To the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Desirable that Minister remain for present. Recommends Hoover’s plan to transfer relief work to Netherland subjects, if Americans must withdraw 644
257 Feb. 26 To the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Instructions to advise Americans to leave Belgium and to facilitate their departure. 645
44 Feb. 26 [Rec’d Feb. 28] From the Minister in Belgium (tel.) German authorities accord every privilege except diplomatic recognition; will withdraw from occupied territory. 646
45 Undated [Rec’d Mar. 1] From the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Attempt to put into effect suggestion for reorganization of commission. Only oral assurances given that commission can depart when they desire. 647
261 Mar. 1 To the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Instructions not to leave Belgium until directed. Commission to depart at same time. 647
264 Mar. 2 To the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Instructions to obtain written assurances from German authorities that American members of commission may leave Belgium when they desire. 648
46 Mar. 3 [Rec’d Mar. 7] From the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Recommends early departure of commission; the Netherlands and Spain agree to conduct relief in Belgium. 649
265 Mar. 10 To the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Belgian relief work will cease only when Americans are forced out. 651
48 Mar. 14 [Rec’d Mar. 23] From the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Secured written assurances that members of American commission may leave Belgium in case of war, but subject to quarantine measures. 654
Mar. 23 To the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Orders withdrawal of American Minister and relief workers from Belgium. 655
49 Mar. 28 [Rec’d Mar. 29] From the Minister in Belgium (tel.) Reports preparations to leave Belgium. 657
50 Apr. 3 [Rec’d Apr. 6] From the Minister formerly in Belgium (tel.) Reports departure from Belgium of Legation staff, consuls, and relief commission with few exceptions. 658

BOLIVIA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 6 From the Minister in Bolivia (tel.) Bolivia in accord with U.S. view on Germany’s submarine policy. 222
Feb. 8 [Rec’d Feb. 10] From the Minister in Bolivia (tel.) Quotes Bolivian note to Germany stating Bolivia unites with the United States in protesting against restriction of neutral shipping. 230
No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
[Page CI] Apr. 14 From the Bolivian Minister Bolivia severs relations with Germany. 253
46 May 1 To the Bolivian Minister U.S. appreciation of Bolivia’s supporting attitude in severing relations with Germany. 273
June 2 From the Minister in Bolivia (tel.) Bolivia declines to participate in conference. 293

BRAZIL

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
[Quoted in tel.] Jan. 6 From the Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Chargé Concurs in pacific sentiments expressed by the President’s peace note. 219
Jan. 8 [Rec’d Jan 9] From the Chargé in Brazil (tel.) Quotes Brazil’s note of Jan. 6 219
Feb. 5 From the Chargé in Brazil (tel.) Brazil will protest against German policy; looks to concerted action of South American powers; and supports action of the United States. 222
[Quoted in tel.] Feb. 8 From the Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Chargé Brazil has protested against German blockade and will hold Germany responsible for incidents resulting therefrom. 226
Feb. 8 [Rec’d Feb. 9] From the Chargé in Brazil (tel.) Quotes in part Brazil’s note of Feb. 8. 226
Apr. 12 [Rec’d Apr. 13] From the Brazilian Ambassador Severance of relations with Germany by Brazil in consequence of the sinking of the Paraná. 251
Apr. 12 [Rec’d Apr. 13] From the Consul General at Rio de Janeiro (tel.) Brazil takes possession of German shipping in its ports. 252
Apr. 12 From the Chargé in Brazil (tel.) Foreign Minister requests that voyage of German official party leaving Brazil be unimpeded. 606
Apr. 14 To the Chargé in Brazil (tel.) Instructions issued against molestation of former German Minister to Brazil and party on voyage. 607
118 Apr. 16 To the Brazilian Ambassador No recourse left Brazil and the United States but to take up arms to meet attacks on neutral shipping. 255
May 1 From the Chargé in Brazil (tel.) Decreed that Brazil comply with neutrality rules of 1914 until further orders to the contrary. 273
May 18 [Rec’d May 19] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Intimation that, if satisfactory cooperation with the United States can be effected, Brazil will revoke neutrality decree. 284
[Page CII] May 22 [Rec’d May 23] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Text of message of President of Brazil to Congress on foreign policy. 285
May 26 [Rec’d May 27] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Quotes text of the Brazilian President’s message to Congress recommending appropriation of German merchant ships in Brazilian ports. 290
May 28 [Rec’d May 29] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Brazilian Chamber of Deputies passed resolution authorizing withdrawal of decree of neutrality as affecting the United States and Germany. 291
May 29 From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Foreign Relations Committee of Brazilian Chamber recommends appropriation of German merchant vessels and takes measures for defense of foreign commerce. 291
June 2 From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Bill passed revoking decree of neutrality in war between the United States and Germany and authorizing use of German interned vessels. 293
June 2 From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Brazil unwilling to revoke neutrality decrees affecting Allies until England removes prohibition on Brazilian coffee to Great Britain. U. S. good offices desired. 294
June 3 [Rec’d June 4] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Brazil appropriates German vessels anchored in Brazilian ports. 294
June 4 From the Brazilian Ambassador Unalterable friendship of Brazil for the United States and policy of continental solidarity. 294
June 4 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Quotes President Wilson’s message of appreciation of Brazil’s move. 295
June 5 From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Inquiry regarding safe-conducts for other members of German Embassy party and for German Minister formerly in Bolivia. 608
June 6 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Authorizes granting of safe-conduct to members of German party not already taken care of and to German Minister formerly in Bolivia. Why will Frisia stop at New York? 608
June 12 From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Reports sailing of Frisia with German Minister and official party; will touch at New York to discharge passengers and cargo. 609
135 June 16 To the Brazilian Ambassador Appreciation of friendly cooperation of Brazil in U. S. war policy. 300
[Page CIII] June 29 From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Revocation of Brazil’s neutrality decree with respect to Allied powers. 304
July 12 [Rec’d Aug. 8] From the Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador British conditions regarding shipments of coffee to Great Britain unacceptable to Brazil. Patrol of Brazilian coast. 310
971 July 23 [Rec’d Aug. 11] From the Ambassador in Brazil Brazilian Navy will cooperate with U.S. Navy in patrolling South Atlantic. 312
Aug. 14 From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Brazilian coast patrol and Allied patrol of high seas. 315
Aug. 24 [Rec’d Aug. 25] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) France secures tonnage from Brazilian company; consideration, purchase of coffee. Suggests negotiations with this company. 319
Aug. 29 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Proposition to secure interned German vessels from Brazil by cash payment or fair exchange after war. 320
Sept. 9 From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Conference with President Braz on German ship proposition. 323
Sept. 13 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Urges acceptance of U.S. proposal to take over German merchant vessels. 325
Sept. 27 [Rec’d Sept.28] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Probable Brazil will propose that ex-German ships shall be chartered to the United States, France, and Great Britain for their common interest. 331
Sept. 29 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Suggestion that offer be made first to the United States to charter ex-German ships, in adherence to doctrines of Americanism. 332
Oct. 3 [Rec’d Oct. 4] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) U.S. and French proposals for extending Brazil’s foreign commerce and assisting the cause of the Allies by employing ex-German vessels. 335
Oct. 12 [Rec’d Oct. 13] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Brazil’s plan for use of ex-German ships. 345
Oct. 15 [Rec’d Oct. 16] From the Brazilian Ambassador Brazilian mission to the United States. 346
157 Oct. 23 To the Brazilian Ambassador Every possible facility will be extended to Brazilian commission. 350
Oct. 25 [Rec’d Oct. 26] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Quotes the Brazilian President’s message to Congress relating to sinking of S.S. Mação and recommending war with Germany. 351
[Page CIV] Oct. 26 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) France unwilling to withdraw proposal for acquisition of German ships in Brazil. 352
Oct. 26 [Rec’d Oct. 27] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Quotes Brazilian Senate resolutions declaring war with Germany. 352
Oct. 30 From President Wilson to President Braz of Brazil (tel.) Brazil’s entrance into war welcomed by the United States and associated nations. 355
Nov. 3 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) The President suggests that the United States stand aside and let France negotiate for Brazilian ships. 356
Nov. 14 From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Argentina proposes a congress of Latin-Americans rather than a congress of neutrals. Brazil and Uruguay have inquired program. 368
1061 Nov. 21 [Rec’d Jan. 2, 1918] From the Ambassador in Brazil Great Britain refuses to relax restrictions on coffee from Brazil, Imports confined to necessities. 397
Nov. 23 [Rec’d Nov. 24] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Brazil wishes to prevent Latin-American conference or to impose condition that attendance depend upon breaking relations with Germany. 373
Nov. 29 From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Charter to France of German ships seized by Brazil. 377
Dec. 1 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Instructions to report whether, under French and Brazilian agreement, any North Atlantic trade is intended. 378
Dec. 1 From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Brazil’s request for U.S. naval officers and offer to send squadron to Mediterranean. Ambassador recommends invitation be extended to join American squadron. 379
Dec. 3 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Invitation for Brazilian squadron to join American naval forces; naval officers will be furnished as requested. 379
Dec. 3 [Rec’d Dec. 4] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Trade arrangement between France and Brazil will benefit France. No provision for use of ships in North Atlantic. 380
Dec. 18 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Inquires if vessels not chartered by France are available for charter by the United States through shipping Board. 391
Dec. 20 [Rec’d Dec. 21] From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) France secured best ex-German vessels. Remainder not available or desirable for charter to the United States. 392
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BULGARIA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
[Enclosure] Jan. 20 From the Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Consul General at Sofia Situation created by Entente refusal to accept peace proposals. 61
196 Jan. 23 [Rec’d Feb. 23] From the Consul General at Sofia Transmits Bulgarian note of Jan. 20. 61
107 Feb. 6 To the Consul General at Sofia (tel.) Instructions to suggest continuance of friendly relations between the United States and Bulgaria. 116
120 Feb. 16 [Rec’d Mar 13] From the Consul General at Sofia (tel.) Bulgaria reciprocates friendly feelings of the United States. 172
121 Feb. 18 [Rec’d Feb. 20] From the Consul General at Sofia (tel.) Bulgaria intends to preserve friendly relations with the United States. 137

CHILE

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 8 [Rec’d Feb. 9] From the Ambassador in Chile (tel.) Chile in note to Germany refuses acceptance of blockade measure and reserves rights. 227
Feb. 9 [Rec’d Feb. 10] From the Ambassador in Chile (tel.) Quotes in part Chile’s note disclosing unity of purpose with the United States in favor of general rights of neutrality. 229
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Feb. 10] From the Chilean Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Chile’s unity of purpose with the United States in favor of general rights of neutrality. 229
Mar. 14 To the Ambassador in Chile (tel.) Instructions to report, on activities of Argentina regarding mediation by Latin-American powers, also on attitude of Chile. 240
Mar. 15 From the Ambassador in Chile (tel.) Chile and Brazil will not join Argentine movement for mediation between the United States and Germany. 241
Apr. 12 From the Ambassador in Chile (tel.) Chile will maintain neutrality. 251
June 14 [Rec’d June 15] From the Chilean Ambassador Presents copy of Chile’s note to Brazil commending action of latter in repealing neutrality decree. 298
July 2 To the Ambassador in Chile (tel.) Interview with Chilean Ambassador regarding Chile’s war policy. 305
156 July 3 [Rec’d Aug. 1] From the Ambassador in Chile Possibility of Chile’s alignment with Brazil and the United States. 309
Aug. 4 From the Ambassador in Chile (tel.) Evidence of change in Chilean neutrality policy. U.S. Fleet would be received as friendly visitor. 310
[Page CVI] Aug. 9 From the Ambassador in Chile (tel.) Chile wishes to pursue neutral policy until directly wronged. If American Fleet reaches Pacific, would receive it in friendly spirit. 312
Aug. 13 To the Ambassador in Chile (tel.) Appreciation of Chile’s friendly attitude. Not known when fleet will reach Pacific. 315
Nov. 10 From the Chilean Ambassador Copy of Chilean telegram of Nov. 9 quoting message to Argentina inquiring object of proposed congress. 364

CHINA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Jan. 9 From the Minister in China Quotes Foreign Minister’s approval of President Wilson’s peace note of Dec. 18, 1916. 400
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Jan. 9] From the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Approval of President Wilson’s peace note of Dec. 18, 1916. 400
1335 Jan. 10 [Rec’d Feb. 8] From the Minister in China Position of China with respect to settlement after the war; representation at peace conference; possible courses of procedure for protection of interests. 404
Feb. 6 [Rec’d Feb. 5] From the Minister in China (tel.) China requests assurances on certain points in event of severing relations with Germany. 401
Feb. 6 From the Minister in China (tel.) China will probably associate itself with American action if certain assurances are given by the United States. 402
Feb. 7 From the Minister in China (tel.) China fearful lest Japan secure mandate to supervise Chinese military organization. Quotes assurances of U.S. assistance, which he proposes to make. 403
Feb. 8 From the Minister in China (tel.) China will voice disapproval of submarine warfare in note to Germany; will sever relations if the United States gives assurance of support. Instructions requested. 404
Feb. 9 [Rec’d Feb. 10] From the Minister in China (tel.) China has protested to Germany against measures of blockade; if protest ineffectual, relations will be severed. 407
Feb. 10 To the minister in China (tel.) Instructions to give no further assurances of support to China at present. Matter under consideration. 408
Feb. 10 To the Minister in China (tel.) Inability to give assurances of support to China. Warning against isolated action. 408
[Page CVII] Feb. 12 From the Minister in China (tel.) Will take no action until further 408 instructed. Suggestion that U.S. leadership could prevent unilateral action harmful to China. 408
1390 Feb. 14 [Rec’d Mar. 12] From the Minister in China Résumé of steps taken and argument used in urging China to associate itself with policy and action of the United States. 414
Feb. 17 To the Minister in China (tel.) China should not do more than break diplomatic relations with Germany until U.S. decision is reached. 410
576 Feb. 26 To the Minister in China The United States not disposed to urge China to declare war on Germany. Recommends awaiting developments. 411
Feb. 28 [Rec’d Mar. 1] From the Minister in China (tel.) Japan bringing strong pressure to bear to force China to join Allies. 412
1407 Mar. 1 [Rec’d Apr. 6] From the Minister in China Japanese pressure, internal politics, Allied financial assurances, and failure of the United States to give assistance, all tend to induce China to join the Allies. 424
Mar. 2 To the Minister in China (tel.) Informed of China’s overtures to join Entente powers in return for certain assistance. Instructions to recommend that China wait. 412
Mar. 3 From the Minister in China (tel.) Discussion of China’s alignment with either the United States or the Allies. Latter offer inducements. 413
Mar. 3 From the Minister in China (tel.) China sees advantage in joining Allies. Early determination of attitude by the United States necessary. 413
1412 Mar. 9 [Rec’d Apr. 16] From the Minister in China Events and influences in China prior to break in relations with Germany. 427
Mar. 12 From the Minister in China (tel.) Parliament votes break in relations with Germany. American International Corp. causes distrust of the United States. 418
Mar. 12 To the Minister in China (tel.) The United States not in position to give practical assurances to China, but will lend influence for its welfare. 419
Mar. 13 To the Minister in China (tel.) Instructions to inform China that declaration of war inadvisable; internal discord deprecated. 419
Mar. 14 From the Minister in China (tel.) Severance of relations with Germany by China. 420
[Enclosure] Mar. 16 From the Consul General at Canton to the Minister in China Report on attitude in southern China toward war with Germany. 437
[Page CVIII]41 Mar. 17 [Rec’d Mar.19] From the Chinese Minister Germany willing to discuss safeguarding lives and property of Chinese but refuses to renounce submarine methods. Relations severed. 422
Mar. 18 From the Minister in China (tel.) Enumeration or China’s desires. Attitude of the United States. 420
Mar. 21 To the Minister in China (tel.) U. S. attitude toward China remains unchanged. 422
Mar. 26 To the Minister in China (tel.) China’s desires will receive consideration under certain conditions enumerated. 422
1429 Mar. 28 [Rec’d May 1] From the Minister in China Report of situation in China after break in relations with Germany. Enclosure: Consular report of Mar. 16 from Canton. 433
Apr. 3 From the Minister in China (tel.) China wishes to be informed of American action respecting Germany before further decision made as to policy. 423
Apr. 12 From the Minister in China (tel.) Advantages to be derived from China’s entrance into the war. Inclined to follow American policy. 425
1449 Apr. 13 [Rec’d May 12] From the Minister in China Summary of development of diplomatic situation after protest to Germany. 441
Apr. 14 To the Minister in China (tel.) Possibility or Financial assistance to China through congressional appropriation for loans. 427
Apr. 17 From the Minister in China (tel.) Recommends that indication of financial assistance to China be withheld until methods and conditions decided upon. 430
Apr. 19 To the Minister in China (tel.) U.S. situation regarding financial assistance to China. 431
Apr. 23 From the Minister in China (tel.) Requests to be informed of any statements made to Chinese Minister regarding financial assistance. 431
Apr. 23 To the Minister in China (tel.) Chinese Minister was told that China, if at war with Germany, had reason to expect financial assistance under bill pending in Congress. Text of bill quoted. 431
Apr. 25 From the Minister in China (tel.) Requests that he be informed upon passage of bill for financial assistance, before signature by the President. 432
Apr. 27 From the Minister in China (tel.) China on verge of declaration of war. Inquires if possible to extend financial assistance to equip reserves, etc. 432
Apr. 27 To the Minister in China (tel.) Bill for financial assistance already signed by the President. Action delayed because interpretation must be decided by the Department of Justice. 432
[Page CIX]1490 May 10 [Rec’d June 6] From the Minister in China Diplomatic situation and question whether China is to declare war against Germany. Enclosure: Memorandum of conversation with the Premier 445
June 8 From the Minister in China (tel.) Inquires regarding U.S. cooperation in protection of Mukden Railway zone by foreign troops to exclusion of Chinese troops. 451
June 9 To the Minister in China (tel.) The United States declines to change its attitude toward question of excluding Chinese troops from Tientsin. 452
1540 June 22 [Rec’d July 30] From the Minister in China Criticism of article published in the Saturday Evening Post on action taken by China against Germany. 453
Aug. 9 [Rec’d Aug. 11] From the Minister in China (tel.) Suggests mission to China to forestall action adverse to Chinese independence and American interests. 454
Aug. 11 [Rec’d Aug. 12] From the Minister in China (tel.) Suggested mission would accord with expectations of China to complete invitation to sever relations with Germany. 455
Aug. 12 [Rec’d Aug. 13] From the Minister in China (tel.) Assurances of Allies in connection with impending declaration of war by China. Instructions requested. 455
Aug. 13 To the Minister in China (tel.) Character of China’s participation in war should be decided after consultation with Allies. 455
Aug. 14 To the Minister in China (tel.) Authorization to offer to China, after declaration of war is made, assurances similar to those proposed by the Allies. 456
Aug. 14 [Rec’d Aug. 15] From the Minister in China (tel.) Quotes Chinese note announcing declaration of war with Germany and Austria-Hungary. 456
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Aug. 15] From the Chinese Foreign Office to the American Legation Announces declaration of war with Germany and Austria-Hungary. 456
1637 Sept. 27 [Rec’d Oct. 22] From the Minister in China Efforts to secure Allied assurance of cooperation in maintaining Chinese sovereignty. 457

COLOMBIA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 9 [Rec’d Feb. 10] From the Chargé in Colombia (tel.) Approval of Colombian treaty desired. Apprehension lest the United States invade Colombia to protect canal in case of war. 229
Oct. 19 [Rec’d Oct. 20] From the Chargé in Colombia (tel.) Colombian protest against submarine warfare. 347
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COSTA RICA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Apr. 3 [Rec’d Apr. 4] From the Minister in Costa Rica (tel.) Costa Rica will observe benevolent neutrality and try to prevent development of hostility against the United States within its territory. 243
May 2 To the Minister in Costa Rica via Salvador Guatemala’s action in severing relations with Germany and offering support to the United states. 274
May 24 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) De facto Government of Costa Rica would sever relations with Germany in case of U.S. recognition. 287
Sept. 17 [Rec’d Sept. 18] From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Move of Costa Rican de facto Government to sever relations with Germany irrespective of recognition. Safe-conduct for German Charge requested. 328
Sept. 21 To the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Safe-conduct will be granted German representative, when requested by neutral state, so far as it concerns U.S. forces. 329
Sept. 22 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Severance of relations with Germany by the Tinoco Government in Costa Rica. 329
Oct. 19 [Rec’d Oct. 20] From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Safe-conducts for German representative in Costa Rica issued. 348

CUBA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 4 [Rec’d Feb. 5] From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Cuba ready to render moral and material support to the United States against Germany. 221
Feb. 8 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Cuban protest against German note on submarine warfare, opening way for severance of relations. 224
Apr. 5 From the Cuban Minister Message from the Foreign Minister stating Cuba identified with the United States in policy; Cuban President will request authorization to declare a state of war with Germany. 244
Apr. 7 [Rec’d Apr. 8] From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Quotes text of act authorizing the the Cuban President to declare war on Germany. 246
Apr. 7 [Rec’d Apr. 8] From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Commission to be sent to Washington to confer regarding Cuba’s part in war. Precautions taken on land and in harbor 247
Apr. 12 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) President Wilson’s message to the President of Cuba in appreciation of Cuba’s declaration of war against Germany. 250
Apr. 14 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Gratification at Cuba’s desire to cooperate by sending commission to the United States. 254
[Page CXI] Apr. 29 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Proposal that Cuba requisition German vessels and dispose of them to the United States. Suggested method of procedure. 270
May 24 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Cuba will not sell German prize vessels but offers use of them to the United States on any terms desired. 286
June 15 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Arrangements proposed for use by the United States of ex-German vessels. 299
July 9 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Arrangements for remuneration when Cuba turns over ex-German ships to U.S. Shipping Board. 307
July 25 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) German interned ships in Cuba to be turned over to him as agent of Shipping Board. 308
Aug. 21 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Four German steamships, prizes of war, transferred to U.S. Shipping Board. 318
Oct. 20 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Formalities of law regarding registry of German merchant vessels seized by Cuba and turned over to the United States. 348
170 Dec. 14 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) U.S. proposals for chartering German ships seized by Cuba. 386
Dec. 21 [Rec’d Dec. 22] From the Cuban Chargé Declaration of war on Austria-Hungary by Cuba. 393
Jan. 15, 1918 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) The President seeking legal way to conform with Shipping Board’s proposals for chartering ex-German vessels. 400

DENMARK

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
439 Feb. 6, 1917 From the Minister in Denmark (tel.) Quotes Denmark’s note declining to follow the United States in severing relations with Germany. 116
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Feb. 6] From the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Denmark declines to follow the the United States in severing relations with Germany. 116
268 Mar. 3 To the Minister in Denmark (tel.) Instructions to report whether Danish Government prohibits entrance and departure of merchant vessels armed for defensive purposes. 550
513 Mar. 21 [Rec’d Mar.22] From the Minister in Denmark (tel.) German Socialist leader reported as urging that bill be introduced before Reichstag granting equal suffrage in electing its members 75
Mar. 24 [Rec’d Mar.25] From the Minister in Denmark (tel.) Denmark wishes to preserve its neutrality. Neither British nor French armed vessels have entered its ports. 556
[Page CXII]532 Mar. 31 [Rec’d Apr. 1] From the Minister in Denmark (tel.) Quotes German Foreign Minister’s address before the Reichstag in justification of his overtures to Mexico. 192
535 Mar. 31 [Rec’d Apr. 1] From the Minister in Denmark (tel.) Press report of German Chancellor’s speech concerning possibility of war with the United States. 192
537 Apr. 1 [Rec’d Apr. 2] From the Minister in Denmark (tel.) Austria-Hungary advocates peace conference and opposes an armistice. 76
538 Apr. 2 [Rec’d Apr. 3] From the minister in Denmark (tel.) substance of message reported sent to Duma by German Socialists congratulating Russian proletariat on political progress. 77

ECUADOR

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 13 [Rec’d Feb.14] From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Quotes and comments on Ecuador’s reply to U.S. suggestion that neutrals sever relations with Germany. 231
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Feb.14] From the Ecuadoran Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Reply to U.S. suggestion that neutrals sever relations with Germany. 232
2 Feb. 19 From the Ecuadoran Minister Presents Ecuador’s proposal of an American Congress for agreeing upon joint action to protect neutral rights. 233
Undated [Rec’d Aue.20] From the Ecuadoran Legation Ecuador accepts invitation to conference; continues neutrality. 317
[Enclosure] Sept. 11 From the Ecuadoran Minister for Foreign Affairs Ecuador favors a congress for promotion of Pan-American understanding. 342
36 Oct. 9 From the Ecuadoran Minister Presents Foreign Office note and memorandum of Sept. 11. 341
Oct. 27 To the Ecuadoran Minister for Foreign Affairs Acknowledges Ecuadoran note of Sept. 11 recommending a continental policy for defense of American interests. 352
Dec. 7 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Ecuador will attend Latin-American congress if all American countries previously reach common agreement. 383
Dec. 8 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Severance of relations with Germany by Ecuador. 383
Dec. 17 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Ecuador offers its waters and wireless stations to friendly war vessels without restriction. 390
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EGYPT

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 3 To the Agent in Egypt (tel.) Instructions to suspend activities in behalf of Germany until the country taking over German interests is indicated. 622n
Feb. 7 To the Agent in Egypt (tel.) Germany has intrusted its interests in the United States and all belligerent countries to Switzerland, except in Russia where Sweden has charge. 632n

FRANCE

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1590 Sept. 11, 1916 From the Chargé in France (tel.) Application for establishment of Serbian Legation in the United States, designating minister under consideration. 674
1740 Sept. 23, 1916 To the Chargé in France (tel.) A Serbian diplomatic mission under minister proposed will be agreeable to the United States. 674
1902 Dec. 27, 1916 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Inquiry regarding reports that commissions in the Navy are being issued to commanders of French Line vessels. 542
Jan. 3, 1917 From the Consul General at Paris Additional list of absolute contraband announced. 492n
1785 Jan. 4 [Rec’d Jan. 5] From the Ambassador in France (tel.) Commissions in the Navy have not been issued to merchant marine officers. 544
Jan. 5 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Instructions to deny press report that the President will send second peace note to the powers. 3
Jan. 6 To the French Ambassador Questions the purpose of armament on merchant vessels. Case of the French S.S. Mississippi. 544
1800 Jan. 9 [Rec’d Jan. 10] From the Ambassador in France (tel.) Attack on Norwegian S.S. Helgoy 82
1805 Jan. 10 [Rec’d Jan. 11] From the Ambassador in France (tel.) Allies’ reply to the President’s peace note received, also separate note from Belgium. 5
1806 Jan. 10 [Rec’d Jan. 11] From the Ambassador in France (tel.) Quotes Allies reply to the President’s peace note and a separate Belgian note. 6
Jan. 23 From the Consul General at Marseilles Sinking of the British S.S. Mohacsfield. 93
1838 Jan. 27 [Rec’d Jan. 28] From the Ambassador in France (tel.) The President’s Senate address endorsed by French Socialist Party and press. Latter holds that peace should come only after victory of Allies. 33
Feb. 3 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Instructions to suspend activities in behalf of Germany until the country taking over German interests is indicated. 622n
[Page CXIV]2000 Feb. 5 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Requests safe-conduct and facilities for German representatives and families leaving the United States. 592n
2003 Feb. 7 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Requests safe-conduct for German party to sail on the Frederik VIII. Inquires if vessel may carry other passengers and cargo. 592n
1854 Feb. 7 From the Ambassador in France (tel.) Safe-conduct accorded German Ambassador and party. 592
Feb. 7 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Germany has intrusted its interests in the United States and all belligerent countries to Switzerland, except in Russia where Sweden has charge. 623n
1862 Feb. 9 From the Ambassador in France (tel.) No objection to other German passengers embarking on the Frederik VIII with German official party. 594
1867 Feb. 10 From the Ambassador in France (tel.) Sinking of Danish S.S. Lars Kruse with cargo of corn for Belgian relief. 636
Feb. 20 From the Consul at Havre (tel.) Attack upon and escape of British ship Wallace. 138
Feb. 23 From the Consul at Havre (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian S.S. Skrim 142
Feb. 23 From the Consul at Havre (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian S.S. Alice 143
1894 Feb. 28 From the Ambassador in France (tel.) France willing to expedite dispatch of pouches marked “Shipping Documents” if the United States gives assurance that they contain only such papers. 520
Mar. 1 From the Consul at Havre (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian S.S. Sjöstad. 155
1901 Mar. 2 From the Ambassador in France (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian S.S. Nyland 159
1572 Mar. 7 To the Ambassador in France Quotes inquiries received at U.S. Post Office regarding detention of mail for neutral countries. 521
2060 Mar. 10 To the Ambassador in France Inquiry regarding interference with commercial mail for Greece. 521n
2064 Mar. 12 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Unable to give guaranties for contents of pouches marked “Shipping Documents” 521
Mar. 17 From the Consul General at Marseilles Attack on British merchant steamer Corso. 178
1948 Mar. 22 From the Ambassador in France (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian S.S. Girda 182
Undated [Rec’d Mar.23] From the Consul at La Rochelle (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian S.S. Avra 185
[Page CXV]1955 Mar. 23 [Rec’d Mar.24] From the Ambassador in France (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian S.S. Ronald 186
1959 Mar. 24 From the Ambassador in France (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian S.S. Wilfred. 187
Mar. 24 From the Counselor for the Department of State to the French Ambassador Treasury instructions issued to omit name of port of destination from export declarations if country of destination is given. 568
Mar. 30 [Rec’d Mar.31] From the Consul General at Marseilles (tel.) Sinking of British S.S. Eptalofos 190
1967 Mar. 30 [Rec’d Mar.31] From the Ambassador in France (tel.) Explanation offered for non-delivery of U. S. commercial letters for Greece. 522
1969 Apr. 2 [Rec’d Apr. 3] From the Ambassador in France (tel.) American S.S. Aztec torpedoed 203
1974 Apr. 4 [Rec’d Apr. 5] From the Ambassador in France (tel.) Sinking of the American S.S. Aztec. 204
2140 Apr. 10 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) French cooperation requested to facilitate departure from the United States of Austro-Hungarian Embassy and consular officers, together with German officials from China. 595n
2179 Apr. 19 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Advisable for Liberia to sever relations with Germany if Great Britain and France will give temporary protection. 459n
2031 Apr. 20 From the Ambassador in France (tel.) French safe-conduct granted steamer carrying Austro-Hungarian staff and German consuls from China. 597
[Enclosure] May 10 From the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs to the American Embassy Deportation of Germans and resumption of trade with Liberia. 466
May 12 [Rec’d May 17] From the French Ambassador Efforts to induce the United States to join Allies in urging Siam to break relations with Germany. Advantages of such move. 444
5452 May 15 [Rec’d May 31] From the Ambassador in France Transmits French note of May 10. 466
1853 May 19 To the French Ambassador Declines to make further suggestions to Siam concerning relations with Germany. 445
5477 May 23 [Rec’d June 8] From the Ambassador in France Disposition of mail matter detained in France. 524
5527 June 8 [Rec’d June 20] From the Ambassador in France French notification that correspondence marked “Shipping Documents” shall be examined and dispatched to destination. 524
[Page CXVI] Aug. 11 [Rec’d Aug. 14] From the French Ambassador Approval of Liberian arrangements for deporting German officials, women, and children. 478
1923 Aug. 17 To the French Ambassador No objection to Liberian plan for deporting German officials, women, and children. 478
2554 Aug. 18 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Uruguay not inclined to give the French and British the freedom of its ports. Instructions to suggest that matter be dropped. 316
Oct. 5 To the French Embassy Tendency toward neutrality in Uruguay fomented by failure of Allies to come to treaty agreement. 336
Oct. 25 From the French Embassy French acceptance in principle of arbitration treaty with Uruguay; proposals for use by the United States and Allies of German ships in Uruguayan ports. 350n

GERMANY

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
3722 Dec. 29, 1916 To the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Inquires what action has been taken by Germany regarding protests against Belgian deportations. 664
Jan. 5, 1917 To the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Instructions to deny press report that the President will send second peace note to the powers. 3n
3754 Jan. 6 To the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Instructions to arrange for American inspection of work places of deported Belgians. 668
A 131 Jan. 8 From the German Ambassador Presents German justification of system of deportation of Belgians. 668
Jan. 10 From the German Ambassador Treatment of armed merchant ships as warships. Enclosure: Cipher message on subject for transmission to Berlin. 82
Jan. 10 To the German Ambassador Declines to transmit to Germany Ambassador’s cipher message on offensive armament of merchant ships. 87
4860 Jan. 10 [Rec’d Jan. 11] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) German policy of submarine attack on all armed ships without warning. 88
[Quoted in tel.] Jan. 11 From the German Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Sinking of Norwegian S.S. Trippel. 88
4865 Jan. 11 [Rec’d Jan. 12] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Quotes German note of Jan. 11 on sinking of Norwegian steamer Trippel. 88
[Page CXVII][Quoted in tel.] Jan. 11 From the German Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Sinking of the Norwegian S.S. Lökken. 89
4868 Jan. 12 [Rec’d Jan. 15] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Quotes German counter-reply to Allies’ rejection of Central powers’ invitation to discuss peace. 12
4871 Jan. 12 [Rec’d Jan. 13] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Quotes German note of Jan. 11 on sinking of Norwegian S.S. Lökken. 89
B 473 Jan. 12 [Rec’d Jan. 13] From the German Ambassador Requests authorization to appoint certain German consular officers to take the place of Bopp and Schack. 580
[Quoted in tel.] Jan. 14 From the German Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Sinking of the British S.S. Barbara. 89
4882 Jan. 15 [Rec’d Jan. 16] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Quotes German note of Jan. 14. 89
4895 Jan. 17 [Rec’d Jan. 19] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Press summary on armament of merchantmen and German determination to use submarines 90
4900 Jan. 18 [Rec’d Jan. 19] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Neutral correspondents urged to create sentiment in favor of German reckless submarine warfare. 91
4901 Jan. 18 [Rec’d Jan. 19] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Press summary of debate in the Prussian Lower House on unrestrained submarine warfare. 90
4909 Jan. 19 [Rec’d Jan. 20] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Press reports British S.S. Yarrowdale brought in as German prize with neutrals among prisoners on board. 208
4912 Jan. 21 [Rec’d Jan. 23] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Germany warns neutral shipping against arming, and announces that crews taken on armed merchant vessels of enemies will be treated as prisoners of war. 91
3809 Jan. 22 To the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Inquiry whether any Americans among prisoners on board Yarrowdale. 208
2291 Jan. 22 To the German Ambassador Revocation of exequatur of Consul General Bopp. 580
2292 Jan. 22 To the German Ambassador Provisional recognition accorded new assignments of German consular officers at San Francisco and Seattle. 581
4925 Jan. 25 [Rec’d Jan. 26] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Inquiry regarding status of negotiations relative to submarine attacks on merchant vessels without warning. 94
[Page CXVIII][Quoted in tel.] Jan. 26 From the German Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Sinking of British S.S. Trevarrack. 96
4929 Jan. 26 [Rec’d Jan. 27] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Reported American prisoners are on Yarrowdale and German Government undecided what position to take regarding them. 208
239 Jan. 27 From the German Ambassador to the German Foreign Office (tel.) Quotes President Wilson’s offer of peace mediation on basis of Senate address of Jan. 22. Urges delay in resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare. 31
3834 Jan. 27 To the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) No change of policy regarding armed merchantmen. 95
[Quoted in tel.] Jan. 28 From the German Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador American citizens were among crews brought in by the Yarrowdale. 209
4939 Jan. 29 [Rec’d Jan. 30] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Discusses various reports regarding submarine warfare. Requests summaries of German communications for his information. 95
4948 Jan. 29 [Rec’d Jan. 30] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Quotes German note of Jan. 26 96
4949 Jan. 30 [Rec’d Jan. 31] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Quotes German note of Jan. 28 209
4951 Jan. 30 [Rec’d Jan. 31] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Discussion of German memorandum on armed merchant vessels. 96
4957 Jan. 30 [Rec’d Jan. 31] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Employment of reckless submarine warfare and blockade of English coast. 97
Jan. 31 From the German Ambassador Germany’s confidential communication of its terms of peace, and at same time notice of resumption of submarine warfare. 34
Jan. 31 From the German Ambassador Germany announces resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare and limits of the war zone. Warning to American ship-nine”. 97
4961 Jan. 31 [Rec’d Feb. 1] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Conversation with Foreign Minister regarding reasons for unrestricted use of submarine, and possibility of war with the United States. 103
[Page CXIX]4972 Jan. 31 [Rec’d Feb. 2] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Germany is determined by submarine warfare to compel Great Britain to ask for terms. 37
3851 Feb. 1 To the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) No reply made to German note declaring aimed merchantmen to be warships; notice of submarine blockade of England received. 103
3857 Feb. 2 To the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Instructions to insist on release of Americans on Yarrowdale. 209
2307 Feb. 3 To the German Ambassador U.S. severance of diplomatic relations with Germany. Correspondence leading to announcement quoted. 106
3860 Feb. 3 To the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Instructions to leave Germany. Directions regarding arrangements to be made. Passports to be handed German Ambassador. 585
4992 Feb. 4 [Rec’d Feb. 5] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Americans on Yarrowdale will be released. 210
4994 Feb. 4 [Rec’d Feb. 5] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Reports interview with Chancellor and Foreign Minister on attitude of America. Terms upon which Germany would make peace. 114
5002 Feb. 5 [Rec’d Feb. 6] From the Ambassador in Germany (tel.) Not permitted to leave Germany until news received of departure of Bernstorff and staff from the United States. Yarrowdale prisoners held as reprisal measure. 587
515 Feb. 12 [Rec’d Feb. 13] From the Ambassador formerly in Germany (tel.) Arrives at Berne. Quotes proposed agreement between the United States and Germany for reciprocal treatment of citizens and private property. Advises not to sign. 588
[Enclosure] Mar. 30 Memorandum of the German Government Treatment of neutral members of crews of enemy merchantmen. 215

GREAT BRITAIN

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
4216 Dec. 27, 1916 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Inquiry regarding reported transfer of western terminus for British steamships, nationalization of merchant vessels, and their protection by disguised cruisers. 543
4224 Dec. 28, 1916 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Instructions to report on British attempt to control neutral shipping through bunker agreements. 505
4231 Dec. 29, 1916 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Inquires Hoover’s opinion regarding continuance of Belgian deportations notwithstanding U.S. protests. 664
[Page CXX]4232 Dec. 29, 1916 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Representations to Great Britain regarding blacklisting of S.S. Balboa. 505
Jan. 1, 1917 From the Consul General at London (tel.) Additional list of absolute contraband announced. 492
5397 Jan. 2 [Rec’d Jan. 4] From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.): from Hoover Report on Belgian deportations and suggestion of personal note from President Wilson to the German Emperor along certain lines. 665
5404 Jan. 2 [Rec’d Jan. 3] From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Unofficial reply to complaint against blacklisting of ships. Measures meant to discourage European neutral ships from deserting European waters. 506
Jan. 5 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Instructions to deny press report that the President will send second peace note to the powers. 3
5568 Jan. 5 [Rec’d Jan. 15] From the Ambassador in Great Britain British need for further protection of merchant vessels and uncertainty regarding American attitude thereto. 546
Jan. 9 From the Consul at Cardiff (tel.) American S.S. Sacramento fired on by submarine off French coast. 81
Jan. 13 From the Consul General at London (tel.) Quotes text of amendment to order in council of Mar. 11, 1915, interpreting the term “enemy.” 492
Jan. 16 From the British Ambassador Copy of British note of Jan. 13 outlining conditions necessary for durable peace. 17
5488 Jan. 17 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) The Balboa removed from black list. 507
55000 Jan. 19 [Rec’d Jan. 20] From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Requirement that shipowner not surrender control of ship to third party without British consent. 507
5544 Jan. 25 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Quotes British notice delimiting an area in the North Sea as dangerous to shipping. 518
4364 Jan. 30 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Entente supervision of neutral shipping reported. Instructions to investigate effect on American shipping and freight rates. 508
5577 Feb. 2 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Reports Entente committee’s measures for control of neutral shipping and its probable effect. 508
4385 Feb. 3 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) British interests in Germany to be turned over to Dutch Minister. 622
Feb. 3 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Instructions to suspend activities in behalf of Germany until the country taking over German interests is indicated. 622
[Page CXXI]4386 Feb. 3 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Suggestion regarding relief work in Belgium. Enclosure: Note from Hoover to members of commission on best shipping routes. 630
5590 Feb. 3 [Rec’d Feb. 4] From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.): from Belgian Relief Commission for Hoover Shipping difficulties and British Treasury loan to Belgium. 632
Feb. 4 From the Consul at Plymouth (tel.) American S.S. Housatonic torpedoed. 112
5607 Feb. 5 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Reported British ship Eavestone shelled by German submarine. American citizen killed. 114
4396 Feb. 5 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Requests safe-conduct and facilities for German representatives and families leaving the United States. 592
4400 Feb. 5 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Renewal of application for permit to ship American-owned goods held in Rotterdam. 509
5610 Feb. 6 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Sinking of the Housatonic and rescue of crew. 115
Feb. 6 [Rec’d Feb. 7] From the British Ambassador Great Britain will see that relief work goes on provided Germany will allow Belgian relief ships to come to Rotterdam. 633
5612 Feb. 6 [Rec’d Feb. 7] From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.): from the Belgian Relief Commission for Hoover Further German restrictions on trade and its effect on relief work. 633
5615 Feb. 6 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) German submarine U–45 demanded and obtained lubricating oil of the American S.S. Westwego. 115
5616 Feb. 6 [Rec’d Feb. 7] From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) British satisfaction at U. S. break in relations with Germany. 119
Undated [Rec’d Feb. 7] From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Sinking of the California by submarine without warning. 122
5625 Feb. 7 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Indications of success in dealing with submarines. 121
Feb. 7 [Rec’d Feb. 8] From the Consul at Cork (tel.) British S.S. Turino torpedoed without warning. 122
[Page CXXII] Feb. 7 [Rec’d Feb. 8] From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Details regarding sinking of the California: death roll. 123
279 Feb. 7 [Rec’d Feb. 24] From the Consul at Cork Discussion of the Eavestone sinking and of the submarine campaign off Irish coast. 144
4410 Feb. 7 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Requests safe-conduct for German party to sail on the Frederik VIII. Inquires if vessel may carry other passengers and cargo. 592
5627 Feb. 7 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) German interests in Great Britain intrusted to Swiss Minister. 622
Feb. 7 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Germany has intrusted its interests in the United States and all belligerent countries to Switzerland, except in Russia where Sweden has charge. 623
4417 Feb. 8 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Inquires if time opportune for proposal of arbitration in the Ausable case. 526
4418 Feb. 8 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Instructions to inform Foreign Office that it will be appreciated if examination of vessel conveying German party is conducted at Halifax. 593
4421 Feb. 8 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) The President’s proposal that the Allied powers give assurances to Austria-Hungary against radical dismemberment. 40
[Quoted in tel.] Feb. 8 From the British Foreign Office to the American Embassy Consents to examination at Halifax of ship carrying German party, in deference to U.S. wishes. 593
5643 Feb. 8 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Quotes British note of Feb. 8 593
5645 Feb. 9 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) The right of search is reserved; no objection to steamer with German party aboard carrying other passengers and cargo. 593
5652 Feb. 9 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) The future of the Belgian Relief Commission. 634
5658 Feb. 10 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Affidavits of ship’s officers confirm reports of sinking of the California. 125
Feb. 10 From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Sinking of British India liner Mantola. 126
5662 Feb. 10 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.): from Belgian Relief Commission for Hoover Negotiations between Great Britain and Germany for concessions in shipping regulations. 635
[Page CXXIII]5665 Feb. 11 [Rec’d Feb. 12] From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) British can not assure Austria against dismemberment. Entrance of the United States into war urged for moral effect. 41
Feb. 12 [Rec’d Feb. 13] From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Sinking of British tanker Saxonian. 129
5673 Feb. 12 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Reported that Germany will no longer permit American members of relief commission to operate in Belgium. Recommends that, Americans retire. 636
5676 Feb. 13 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Sinking of British S.S. Vedamore 130
Feb. 13 From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Saxonian’s boats picked up, after being shelled. 131
39 Feb. 13 [Rec’d Feb. 14] From the British Ambassador British determination to continue Belgian relief work as far as feasible under German restrictions. 637
5689 Feb. 14 [Rec’d Feb. 15] From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Sinking of British sailing ship Ainsdale. 134
5690 Feb. 14 [Rec’d Feb. 15] From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) The Japanese Prince torpedoed without warning. 133
Feb. 15 From the Consul at Swansea (tel.) British tank steamer Pinna attacked by submarine. 135
5694 Feb. 15 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Affidavits indicate submarine torpedoed the Saxonian without knowing its nationality. 135
5701 Feb. 15 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Quotes revised British notice delimiting an area in the North Sea as dangerous to shipping. 518
43 Feb. 15 From the British Ambassador Representations regarding delay in trial of British subjects indicted for recruiting within the United States in alleged violation of neutrality act. 535
5822 Feb. 16 [Rec’d Mar. 1] From the Ambassador in Great Britain Transmits report drawn up by committee on administration of order in council of March, 1915, regarding methods used in dealing with ships and cargoes brought into British ports. 494
1485 Feb. 19 To the British Ambassador Protest against delimiting of certain areas of high seas for military operations; reservation of rights. 519
Feb. 19 From the British Ambassador Certifies to sworn statement made by master of British ship Oxonian that gun used only in self-defense. 550
Undated [Rec’d Feb. 20] From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian S.S. Dalbeattie. 138
[Page CXXIV]4467 Feb. 20 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Instruction to ascertain Allied intention in respect to food importations into Greece. 55
5714 Feb. 20 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Great Britain will now consider a formal peace commission proposal on behalf of Austria-Hungary. 55
5725 Feb. 21 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Great Britain now anxious to detach Austria-Hungary from the Central powers. 56
5732 Feb. 21 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Destruction of French sailing ship Bayonne. 141
5736 Feb. 22 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Balfour states enemy submarines make it difficult to send supplies to Greece. 57
Feb. 22 From the Consul General at London (tel.) Quotes order of Feb. 16, 1917, supplemental to orders in council of Mar. 11, 1915, and Jan. 10, 1917, for restricting enemy commerce. 493
4476 Feb. 23 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Desires intimation regarding British attitude before making arbitration proposal in the Ausable case. 526
Feb. 24 From the Consul General at London (tel.) Sinking of British sailing ship Centurion. 146
5747 Feb. 24 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Quotes intercepted telegram of German Foreign Minister conveying overtures to Mexico and Japan. 147
303 Feb. 24 [Rec’d Mar. 15] From the Consul at Cork Report of destruction of Norwegian bark Blenheim and of submarine activity off Irish coast. 175
5748 Feb. 24 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.): from the Belgian Relief Commission, for Hoover also Commission resolved to send vessels to Rotterdam direct, without safe-conduct, requesting the United States to hold Germany responsible. 643
Undated [Rec’d Feb. 26] From the Vice Consul at Dundee, (tel.) British S.S. Roanoke torpedoed without warning; vessel with crew towed to Dundee. 149
Feb. 26 From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Sinking of Cunarder Laconia 149
5761 Feb. 26 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) British Government contends that German reservist is part of armed forces of enemy and different from reservist of any other army. 527
Feb. 27 From the Consul at Liverpool (tel.) Reports loss of life in sinking of the Laconia. 151
4483 Feb. 27 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Appreciation of information regarding Germany’s overtures to Mexico. Matter to be taken up with Carranza. 151
[Page CXXV]5767 Feb. 27 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.): from the Belgian Relief Commission, for Hoover also British Government has warned Germany that unless safe-conduct granted, relief ships’ cargoes will be unloaded and sold. 646
4485 Feb. 28 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Requests views on advisability of presenting arbitration proposal now 527
4493 Feb. 28 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Instructions to request copy of German code and to decode certain German messages to South American countries. 152
4494 Mar. 1 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Instructions to obtain permission to decode original of German overture to Mexico as secured in Washington. 155
Mar. 1 From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Submarine attack on British bark Galaorm Castle. 156
Mar. 1 From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Submarine attack on Donaldson freight liner Tritonian. 157
Mar. 1 [Rec’d Mar. 2] From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Suggestion that all German code messages be sent to England to to be deciphered, as code experts can not be spared. 157
5789 Mar. 2 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Returns deciphered text of original German overture to Mexico. 158
Undated [Rec’d Mar 3] From the Consul at Southampton ton (tel.) British S.S. Belgier torpedoed by German submarine. 159
Mar. 3 From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian bark Storenes. 159
Mar. 5 From the Consul at Liverpool (tel.) Attack on British schooner Mayola. 169
Mar. 5 From the Consul at Liverpool (tel.) Submarine attack on British S.S. Drina. 169
5793 Mar. 5 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Suggests postponement of arbitration proposal in Ausable case until British note is received. 528
[Enclosure] Mar. 5 From the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Requests exact statement of points the United States wishes covered in British ruling on goods at Rotterdam. 511
5901 Mar. 7 [Rec’d Mar.26] From the Ambassador in Great Britain Transmits British note of Mar. 5 510
5811 Mar. 9 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.): for Hoover also Germany maneuvering to throw blame on relief commission and then dismiss it. No safe route to Rotterdam. Instructions awaited. 650
[Page CXXVI]5816 Mar. 9 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) General feeling that U.S. delay in sending out ships means submission to German blockade. 170
5819 Mar. 9 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.): from the Belgian Relief Commission to Hoover Advocates withdrawal of American Relief Commission from Belgium because of interruption of service by Germany. 651
Mar. 10 From the Consul at Swansea (tel.) Sinking of British bark Inverlogie 170
4526 Mar. 10 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Inquiry regarding interference with commercial mail for Greece. 521
4527 Mar. 10 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Hoover leaves for London; his view that relief commission should continue efforts until forced to retire. 651
Mar. 12 From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian S.S. Storstad bound for Rotterdam for Belgian relief. 171
Mar. 12 From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Sinking of Cunard nonpassenger liner Folia. 172
Mar. 13 From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Further report on sinking of Cunarder Folia. 173
Mar. 14 From the Consul at Plymouth (tel.) Sinking of S.S. Algonquin of New York. 174
Mar. 14 From the Consul General at London (tel.) British ship East Point torpedoed 175
Mar. 15 [Rec’d Mar. 16] From the Consul at Hull (tel.) Sinking of British S. S. Lucy Andersen. 177
Mar. 15 [Rec’d Mar.17] From the Consul at Plymouth (tel.) Additional details on sinking of American S.S. Algonquin. 177
Undated [Rec’d Mar. 18] From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Sinking of the S.S. City of Memphis. 180
Undated [Rec’d Mar. 19] From the Consul at Cork (tel.) British tanker Lucilline torpedoed 181
Undated [Rec’d Mar. 20] From the Consul at Glasgow (tel.) Sinking of the City of Memphis 181
4566 Mar. 20 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Further representations and suggestions regarding detention of merchandise of American destination. 509
Mar. 21 [Rec’d Mar. 22] From the Consul at Plymouth (tel.) Sinking of the Vigilancia 182
[Quoted in tel.] Mar. 21 From the British Foreign Office to the American Embassy Directions for further delimitation in North Sea as dangerous area. 520
[Page CXXVII] Undated [Rec’d Mar. 23] From the Consul at Southampton (tel.) Sinking of American ship Illinois 184
Mar. 23 From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian tanker Malmanger. 184
5876 Mar. 23 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Quotes British note of Mar. 21 520
Mar. 23 From the British Chargé British request that publication of information regarding sailings of Allied vessels from U.S. ports be withheld until seven days after departure. 567
Mar. 26 From the Consul at Liverpool Attack on British S.S. Chorley 188
Mar. 28 From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Sinking of British bark Neath 189
Mar. 30 From the Consul at Cork (tel.) British freight liner Crispin torpedoed. 189
Apr. 2 From the Consul at Liverpool (tel.) Additional data regarding crew of the Crispin. 194
Apr 4 From the consul at Cardiff (tel.) Sinking of the British S.S. Lincolnshire. 203
Apr. 4 From the Consul at Cardiff (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian S.S. Sandvik. 203
Apr. 5 From the Consul at Cork (tel.) Sinking of Leyland horse transport Canadian, 205
Apr. 5 From the Consul at Hull (tel.) Sinking of British S.S. Cannizaro 206
4916 Apr. 6 To the Ambassador in Great Britain Inquiry regarding intended disposition by British authorities of detained securities sent to persons in Germany, Austria, and neutral countries. 522
4917 Apr. 6 To the British Ambassador Reply of Attorney General to British Ambassador’s complaint against delay in trial of British subjects for recruiting within the United States. 536
4667 Apr. 10 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) British cooperation requested to facilitate departure from the United States of Austro-Hungarian Embassy and consular officers, together with German official from China. 595
Apr. 11 [Rec’d Apr. 26] From the Consul General at London Report on shipping detentions at Kirkwall showing decrease in number of arrivals due to submarine peril. 504
5992 Apr. 13 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Quotes substance of Belgian Relief Commission’s protest against destruction of relief ships, to be transmitted through neutral channels to Germany. 660
[Page CXXVIII]5993 Apr. 13 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Swiss Minister has requested that archives of former German division of Embassy be turned over to him. Requests permission to refuse. 626
4703 Apr. 17 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Instructions to refuse to turn over to Swiss Minister the Embassy archives of former German division but to permit records to be copied. 627
4726 Apr. 19 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Advisable for Liberia to sever relations with Germany if Great Britain and France will give temporary protection. 459
1541 Apr. 19 To the British Ambassador Requests consideration be shown Austro-Hungarian Embassy staff on departure, and presents inquiry relative to restrictions on personal effects. 596
6065 Apr. 23 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) U.S. mail for Greek blockaded areas has been sent to London Post Office. Letter-mail service with Greece soon to be resumed. 523
4747 Apr. 23 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Continuance of British practice of removing enemy reservists from U.S. ships contingent upon mutual agreement for reciprocal action. Case of the Allaguash. 528
6077 Apr. 24 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) British proposal that Allied representatives advise Liberian break with Germany and give assurance of necessary protection. 460
Apr. 24 To the British Embassy Compliance with request that publication of information regarding sailings of Allied vessels be withheld. Precautions in Canal Zone. 569
4753 Apr. 25 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Adequate information has been given in proposal for release of German and Austrian goods in neutral ports. 512
4772 Apr. 30 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) When adequate protection has been given Liberia, the United States will advise break with Germany. 461
May 2 From the British Embassy Great Britain does not feel justified in allowing other relief vessels to proceed in view of German outrages. 661
May 7 From the British Embassy Permission for Belgian relief ships to proceed to Rotterdam in zone of safety prescribed by German Government. 663
4814 May 10 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) American request for removal of Allied trade restrictions in Liberia. 462
[Page CXXIX]6208 May 14 [Rec’d May 15] From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Outlines conditions under which normal trade will be resumed between Great Britain and Liberia as soon as Germans are deported. 463
6219 May 15 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Liberia desires immediate deportation of Germans. 463
4843 May 16 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Instructions to request removal of Allied trade restrictions against Liberia. 464
6249 May 19 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.): from the Belgian Relief Commission to Hoover Admiralty refuses to release vessels. Commission protests. 663
6260 May 21 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Instance cited where American merchants continue to order goods from Germany. Caution necessary. 512
146 May 21 [Rec’d May 23] From the British Ambassador Renewal of permits which had lapsed through delay caused by lack of shipping space. 512
4877 May 25 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Liberia’s declaration of war and deportation of Germans should be conditional upon removal of trade restrictions. 465
6299 May 28 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) British measures not intended to restrict legitimate Liberian trade but for circumscribing German activities. 466
6318 May 31 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) British Government is willing that the United States remove enemy subjects from British ships. 529
[Enclosure] May 31 From the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Justification of policy of removing enemy subjects from neutral vessels without detaining vessels for adjudication by prize court. 530
6338 June 1 [Rec’d June 12] From the Ambassador in Great Britain Transmits British note of May 31 529
4918 June 4 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Maintains that retention of published white list and certificates of interest not needed after removal of Germans from Liberia. 468
4939 June 6 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Instructions to request modification of prohibition on importation of Brazilian coffee. 296
[Quoted in tel.] June 8 From the British Embassy Conditions under which Liberian trade restrictions will be withdrawn. 469
[Page CXXX]6448 June 13 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) British concession to Brazil, in matter of coffee exports, sent to Embassy at Washington. 297
[Enclosure] June 19 From the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Disposition of remittances found in detained mail. 525
6435 June 20 [Rec’d July 6] From the Ambassador in Great Britain Transmits British note of June 19. 525
July 2 From the British Embassy Proposes to import Brazilian coffee if German requisitioned ships placed at disposal of Great Britain. 304
July 14 [Rec’d July 18] From the British Embassy British withdrawal of restrictions on Liberian trade and protection against German aggression promised, provided Germans are deported and German firms closed. 474
5169 July 18 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Substitute proposal for release of all goods in neutral ports. 514
6917 Aug. 10 From the Ambassador in in Great Britain (tel.) British Government will consider proposal for release of German goods if paid for and if list of goods is furnished. 515
5317 Aug. 18 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Uruguay not inclined to give the French and British freedom of its ports. Instructions to suggest that matter be dropped. 316n
Aug. 19 [Rec’d Aug. 21] From the British Embassy Great Britain will sanction importation of portion of Brazilian coffee crop into United Kingdom on condition one-half tonnage of German vessels in Brazil be turned over to Allies. 318
Sept. 3 [Rec’d Sept. 4] From the British Embassy Disposition of German ships taken over by Brazil. 321
Sept. 26 From the counselor for the Department of State to the Commercial Adviser of the British Embassy List forwarded descriptive of goods actually in neutral ports and paid for prior to Apr. 7, 1917, with recommendation for release. Other cases reserved for consideration. 515
325 Sept. 26 From the British Ambassador Forwards applications for Executive clemency made by Addis and Blair, convicted for infraction of U.S. neutrality laws 538
Oct. 5 To the British Embassy Tendency toward neutrality in Uruguay fomented by failure of Allies to come to treaty agreement. 336
[Page CXXXI] Oct. 25 From the British Embassy British acceptance in principle of arbitration treaty with Uruguay; proposals for use by the United States and Allies of German ships in Uruguayan ports. 350
Oct. 29 [Rec’d Oct. 30] From the Commercial Adviser of the British Embassy to the Counselor for the Department of State British authorization for release of goods of German origin as recommended by the U.S. Government. 517
Nov. 27 To the British Ambassador Sends warrants of pardon for Addis and Blair from the Attorney General. 538
5960 Dec. 5 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.): from Polk for Colby Suggests representations to France because no provision made to relieve North Atlantic situation in French-Brazilian trade arrangements. 381
607 Dec. 14 From the British Ambassador Defense of action of Addis and Blair; criticism of U.S. neutrality laws. 539
1947 Dec. 28 To the British Ambassador Suggestions regarding U.S. neutrality laws will be referred to Attorney General for consideration. 541

GREECE

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
[Enclosure] Dec. 30, 1916 From the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Greek Provisional Government to the American Consul at Saloniki Request for recognition 53
309 Jan. 8, 1917 [Rec’d Feb.14] From the Consul at Saloniki Formation of Provisional Government in Greece. Enclosure Note of Dec. 30, 1916, from Foreign Minister. 52
219 Jan. 9 [Rec’d Jan. 10] From the Minister in Greece (tel.) Greek reply to Entente demand insists upon assurances against encroachments and a commission to settle reparations question. 4
221 Jan. 9 [Rec’d Jan. 10] From the Minister in Greece (tel.) Blockade of Greece not to be raised until conditions of ultimatum fulfilled. 5
222 Jan. 11 From the Minister in Greece (tel.) Ultimatum accepted in principle by Greece 10
154 Jan. 13 [Rec’d Feb.14] From the Minister in Greece Official version of disturbances at Athens on Dec. 1, 1916. 47
[Page CXXXII]64 Jan. 15 [Rec’d Jan. 16] From the Greek Chargé Presents Greek note of appreciation of the President’s peace proposal. 16
228 Jan. 16 [Rec’d Jan. 17] From the Minister in Greece (tel.) Conditions of ultimatum accepted without reservation. 21
230 Jan. 21 From the Minister in Greece (tel.) British Minister considers settlement of Greece’s difficulties proceeding satisfactorily; hopes blockade can be raised. 23
237 Feb. 1 [Rec’d Feb. 2] From the Minister in Greece (tel.) The Entente permits necessary foodstuffs for Greece pending the raising of the blockade. 37
Feb. 3 To the Minister in Greece (tel.) Instructions to suspend activities in behalf of Germany until the country taking over German interests is indicated. 622n
246 Feb. 7 [Rec’d Feb. 8] From the Minister in Greece (tel.) British Minister sees no prospect of raising blockade. 39
Feb. 7 To the Minister in Greece (tel.) Germany has intrusted its interests in the United States and all belligerent countries to Switzerland, except in Russia where Sweden has charge. 623n
251 Feb. 10 [Rec’d Feb. 11] From the Minister in Greece (tel.) Greece declines to take united action with the United States in severing relations with Germany. 126
158 Feb. 11 [Rec’d Mar.19] From the Minister in Greece Report on political situation, especially on question of Greek neutrality. 70
254 Feb. 15 [Rec’d Feb. 16] From the Minister in Greece (tel.) Entente consider Greece not acting in good faith regarding execution of terms of ultimatum. Less prospect of raising blockade. 54
284 Feb. 21 [Rec’d Feb. 23] From the Greek Chargé Greek representations to Germany reserving rights in matter of submarine warfare. 142
311 Feb. 24 From the Greek Legation Greece declines to follow the United States in severing relations with Germany. 143
285 Mar. 30 [Rec’d Mar 31] From the Minister in Greece (tel.) Greek Provisional Government at Saloniki requests recognition. 76
247 Apr. 4 To the Minister in Greece (tel.) Instructions to report status of Provisional Government and other data on Grecian situation. 77

GUATEMALA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 7 From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) Guatemala disposed to cooperate with United States. 223
[Enclosure] Apr. 8 From the Guatemalan Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Offer of cooperation in the war 258
[Page CXXXIII] Apr. 18 From the Guatemalan Minister Offer of support in the war by Guatemala in exchange for assurances against possible consequences. Enclosure: Copy of Foreign Office note of Apr. 8. 257
Apr. 20 [Rec’d Apr. 25] From the Guatemalan Minister Guatemala will accept with gratitude U.S. assistance proffered in support of its attitude regarding the war. 264
Apr. 21 To the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) The United States would give to Guatemala full support in action against Germany. 261
Apr. 27 From the Guatemalan Minister Presents copies of telegrams to and from the President of Guatemala on severance of relations with Germany and placing of its harbors and railways at disposal of the United States for mutual defense of both countries. 268
Apr. 27 [Rec’d May 1] From the Guatemalan Minister Guatemala severs relations with Germany and offers its ports and railways to the United States for use in common defense. 271
70 Apr. 28 To the Guatemalan Minister U. S. appreciation of offer of assistance by Guatemala in war with Germany. 269
72 May 1 To the Guatemalan Minister Assurances or U.S. appreciation and support in action taken for common defense. 272
July 6 From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) Should Guatemala take part in conference, it would take no action which is not in accordance with wishes of the United States. 307
Sept. 14 From the Guatemalan Special Mission to the United States Specifies aid needed by Guatemala in order to cooperate with the United States in the war. 326
Nov. 6 To the Guatemalan Special Mission to the United States U. S. assurances given the Guatemalan Special Mission. 358

HAITI

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 7 [Rec’d Feb. 8] From the Minister in Haiti (tel.) Quotes Foreign Minister’s note stating Haiti is disposed to adopt such attitude as will be necessary to obtain peace. 223
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Feb. 8] From the Haitian Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Haiti is disposed to adopt such attitude as will be necessary to obtain peace. 223
[Page CXXXIV] Apr. 26 From the Minister in Haiti (tel.) Haiti inquires precisely what support the United States would give in event of a declaration of war on Germany. 267
Apr. 27 To the Minister in Haiti (tel.) The United States gives assurance of using every effort to prevent Haiti from suffering injury as result of war with Germany. 268
May 3 From the Minister in Haiti (tel.) Certain opposition to war might be overcome by assurance of Haiti’s admission to peace congress at end of war. 275
May 4 From the Minister in Haiti War message of Haiti’s President received in National Assembly. 275
May 5 To the Minister in Haiti (tel.) Necessity for prompt decision regarding alliance with great powers in war. 276
May 11 From the Minister in Haiti (tel.) President of Haiti authorized to protest against submarine warfare and to sever relations with Germany if need be. 279
May 15 From the Minister in Haiti (tel.) Haitian representative in Berlin instructed to ask for his passports if no satisfactory response received from Germany regarding protest. 281
June 2 From the Minister in Haiti (tel.) Haiti declines to be represented at conference. 293
June 17 [Rec’d June 18] From the Minister in Haiti (tel.) Severance of relations with Germany by Haiti. 301

HONDURAS

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 5 [Rec’d Feb. 6] From the Minister in Honduras (tel.) Honduras gives assurance of sympathy with U.S. action toward Germany. Minister inquires if authorized to guarantee U.S. protection in case of German aggression. 222
Feb. 8 To the Minister in Honduras (tel.) The United States not in position to guarantee protection in case of aggression resulting from proposed action against Germany. 224
[Enclosure] Feb. 16 From the Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Commends action of the United States against Germany. 236
420 Feb. 17 [Rec’d Mar. 6] From the Minister in Honduras Transmits Honduran note of Feb. 16. 236
May 2 To the Minister in Honduras via Salvador Guatemala’s action in severing relations with Germany and offering support to the United States. 274
[Page CXXXV] May 7 From the Minister in Honduras (tel.) Assurance of Honduran cooperation in every way possible without violation of treaty of Washington. 276
May 10 From the Minister in Honduras (tel.) Honduras accepts invitation to Latin-American congress with understanding that support of the United States is contemplated. 278
May 12 To the Minister in Honduras (tel.) Congress of neutrals not necessary to represent Latin-American feeling, as many nations have declared their policy. Honduran attitude under scrutiny. 279
May 17 From the Minister in Honduras (tel.) The President of Honduras decrees adherence to the United States, and diplomatic relations with Germany broken. 284
May 17 [Rec’d May 31] From the Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs Honduras tenders its cooperation with the United States in every possible way. 291
June 20 To the Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs Honduran offer of cooperation accepted. 302

ITALY

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Sept. 12, 1916 [Rec’d Sept. 13] From the Counselor of the Italian Embassy Case of the Italian S.S. Attualità. Requests Department to suggest measures to protect Italian requisitioned ships from attachment in U.S. ports. 675
2977 Oct. 2, 1916 [Rec’d Oct. 4] From the Italian Ambassador Again presents case of the Attualità detained in U.S. court; claims right of exemption from attachment as a requisitioned vessel of a friendly country. 677
Oct. 13, 1916 From the Counselor of the Italian Embassy Reiterates formal protests against the assumption of jurisdiction by U.S. courts over an Italian requisitioned ship and points out impossibility for appeal in time allowed. 678
221 Oct. 26, 1916 To the Italian Ambassador Summary of the Attualità case: not armed public vessel, not entitled to immunity under international law. Suggests application for release under bond. 680
750 Dec. 11, 1916 [Rec’d Dec. 12] From the Ambassador in Italy (tel.) Italy requests the release of the Attualità grain cargo needed. 685
682 Dec. 14, 1916 To the Ambassador in Italy (tel.) Calls attention to reasons given in former correspondence why the Attualità cannot be released except under bond. 685
[Page CXXXVI]771 Jan. 4, 1917 [Rec’d Jan. 5] From the Ambassador in Italy (tel.) Certain Allied ministers and generals will arrive in Rome tomorrow. 3
Jan. 5 To the Ambassador in Italy (tel.) Instructions to deny press report that the President will send second peace note to the powers. 3
781 Jan. 7 From the Ambassador in Italy (tel.) Reported probable result of conference will be withdrawal of Allied troops from Saloniki. 4
784 Jan. 9 From the Ambassador in Italy (tel.) Form ol Allies’ joint reply to the President’s peace note was decided in conference at Rome. Russia’s approval awaited. 4
794 Jan. 17 From the Ambassador in Italy (tel.) Conversation with Foreign Minister on fixing of coal prices, etc. Switzerland reported mobilizing for defense. 22
800 Jan. 21 From the Ambassador in Italy (tel.) British note to the President criticized at the Vatican and proposed partition of Europe condemned. 22
802 Jan. 22 From the Ambassador in Italy (tel.) The President’s Senate address favorably received by Foreign Minister. 29
803 Jan. 23 [Rec’d Jan. 24] From the Ambassador in Italy (tel.) Foreign Minister inquires regarding the President’s plan for peace preservation. 30
Feb. 13 [Rec’d Feb. 14] From the Consul General at Rome (tel.) Reported destruction of schooner Lyman M. Law and landing of crew at Sardinia. 131
848 Feb. 20 From the Ambassador in Italy (tel.) Sinking of schooner Lyman M. Law . 139
872 Mar. 16 [Rec’d Mar.17] From the Ambassador in Italy (tel.) Quotation from Foreign Minister’s speech commenting on President Wilson’s Senate address. 69
Apr. 5 From the Consul General at Genoa (tel.) Sinking of the American S. S. Missourian. 205
1359 May 12 [Rec’d May 14] From the Italian Ambassador Reserves rights of his Government regarding forced sale of the Attualità. Transfer of flag of Italian steamers prohibited. 686
278 May 29 To the Italian Ambassador The Attualità case tried on its merits by court of competent jurisdiction, vessel found at fault in collision, and amount of damage referred to commissioner 687
922 Oct. 1 To the Ambassador in Italy (tel.) Instructions to make representations to Italy of Uruguay’s desire for arbitration treaties. 333
Oct. 5 To the Italian Embassy Tendency toward neutrality in Uruguay fomented by failure of Allies to come to treaty agreement. 336
[Page CXXXVII] Jan. 5 To the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Instructions to deny press report that the President will send second peace note to the powers. 3
Feb. 3 To the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Instructions to suspend activities in behalf of Germany until the country taking over German interests is indicated. 622n
Feb. 7 To the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Germany has entrusted its interests in the United States and all belligerent countries to Switzerland, except in Russia where Sweden has charge. 623n
Feb. 13 From the Japanese Ambassador China is advised by Japan to take attitude similar to that of the United States regarding severance of relations with Germany. 409
Mar. 3 [Rec’d Mar. 4] From the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Japan denies receipt from Mexico of German proposals of alliance. 160
June 27 From the Chargé in Japan (tel.) Discussions in the Diet on approval of entrance of the United States into the war; retention by Japan of territory taken from Germany. 452

LIBERIA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 6 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Liberia, ready to break relations with Germany, offers the United States facilities for naval and military operations, relying upon latter for protection. 458
Apr. 4 [Rec’d Apr. 5] From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Liberian request for protection against dangers resulting from a breach with Germany. 459
Apr. 20 [Rec’d Apr. 21] From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Liberia advised against making public its change of policy until protection secured against German attack. 460
May 3 To the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Instructions to advise Liberian break with Germany when Great Britain and France have furnished protection requested. 461
May 6 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Arrival of British war vessel at | Monrovia. 461
May 7 [Rec’d May 8] From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Agreed that, following severance of relations with Germany, all Germans should leave Liberia. Inquires regarding arrangements for departure. 461
May 9 [Rec’d May 10] From the Liberian Consul General at Announcement of Liberia’s severance of relations with Germany. 462
May 11 To the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Instructions will be sent after conclusion of consultation with British Government. 463
[Page CXXXVIII] May 15 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) General Receiver of Customs voices disapproval of Liberia’s severance of relations with Germany without guaranty of future protection. 464
May 16 To the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Instructions to suggest that Liberia take no further action against Germany until advised by the United States. Trade guaranties requested of Great Britain. 464
May 17 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Citizens of Liberia endorse Government’s action concerning Germany and express confidence in the United States. 465
99 May 18 [Rec’d July 7] From the Minister in Liberia Transmits copy of Liberian note severing relations with Germany. 472
June 2 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Arrival or British war vessel. Delay in program of deporting Germans, furthering German intrigue to divide Cabinet. 467
June 2 To the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Pending negotiations regarding resumption of trade, Liberia not advised to declare war or to remove Germans. Inquiry regarding action of German Receiver in Monrovia. 468
June 7 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) French and British proposal for deporting Germans; Liberian reply making certain conditions, relying on U.S. advice. 469
June 11 To the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Quotes British memorandum stating conditions under which Liberian trade restrictions will be removed. Inquires attitude of Liberia. 469
June 15 [Rec’d June 16] From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Outlines steps Liberia is prepared to take in compliance with British terms in order that trade restrictions may be removed. 470
June 30 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Proclamation of the President of Liberia regarding German property and deportations. 470
July 1 [Rec’d July 2] From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Liberia will fix time for German deportation as soon as assurances of protection given. 471
July 6 [Rec’d July 7] From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) German protest to Liberia against deportation or internment of German subjects. 471
July 11 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Great Britain requires Liberia to fix date for deportation of Germans. 473
July 13 To the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Suggestion that Liberia defer deportation action awaiting British reply regarding guaranties to Liberia. 474
[Page CXXXIX] July 13 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Great Britain and France advise declaration of war by Liberia, guaranteeing protection and removal of trade restrictions. U.S. advice desired. 474
July 18 To the Minister in Liberia (tel.) U.S. advice that Liberia sever relations with Germany and deport Germans. 475
[Enclosure] July 21 From the American Minister to the Liberian Secretary of State Endorsement of British and French note of July 21, guaranteeing to Liberia, lifting of trade restrictions and granting protection. 490
July 23 [Rec’d July 24] From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Draft convention between Liberia, France, and Great Britain submitted with request for instructions regarding: signing. 475
[Quoted in letter] July 23 From the Assistant Secretary of State to the Liberian Consul General at Baltimore British assurance of protection and U.S. approval of action taken by Liberia against Germany. 483
July 24 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Inquires if the United States should merely acquiesce in convention by signature in postscript rather than as signatory with other powers. 476
July 28 To the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Disapproves of Liberian convention with Great Britain and France unless limited to duration of the war. 476
Aug. 5 [Rec’d Aug. 6] From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) Declaration of war against Germany and deportation of Germans. 477
122 Aug. 10 [Rec’d Sept. 14] From the Minister in Liberia Convention between Liberia, Great Britain, and France not consummated. 485
124 Aug. 11 [Rec’d Sept. 14] From the Minister in Liberia Transmits copy of Liberian reply to German protest against deportation of Germans resident in Liberia, sent through the Spanish Consul. 486
[Enclosure] Aug. 13 From the Liberian Secretary of State to the American Minister, the French Chargé and the British Acting Consul General Acceptance of guaranties 491
128 Aug. 14 [Rec’d Sept. 14] From the Minister in Liberia. Transmits French and British joint note and American endorsement of July 21; also Liberian reply of Aug. 13.
Aug. 28 [Rec’d Aug. 29] From the Liberian Consul General at Baltimore Résumé of negotiations leading up to Liberia’s declaration of war with Germany. Quotes Department’s letter of July 23. 479
[Page CXL] Aug. 30 To the Liberian Consul General at Baltimore Acknowledges receipt of communication regarding severance of relations between Liberia and Germany. 484
Oct. 12 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) German women and German Receiver in Liberia embarked on Spanish vessel for Germany. 491

MEXICO

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 12 From the Mexican Consul General at San Francisco in charge of Mexican interests Carranza’s note to neutral nation tendering cooperation in endeavor to terminate war. 44
Feb. 17 To the Mexican Consul General at San Francisco in charge of Mexican interests Acknowledges receipt of Carranza’s note to neutral nation tendering cooperation in endeavor to end the war. 54
10 Feb. 26 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Instructions to disclose to Carranza U.S. knowledge of Ger man overtures and to suggest that statement of Mexico’s position be published. 234
9 Feb. 26 [Rec’d Feb. 27] From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Foreign Minister denies knowledge of German overtures. 235
13 Mar. 10 [Rec’d Mar. l] From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Carranza denies having received proposal of alliance with Germany; suggests peace conference at Washington. 238
Mar. 16 To the Mexican Consul General at San Francisco in charge of Mexican interests The United States is in a position which precludes it from participating in Carranza’s offer of mediation to belligerents. Declines to suspend commercial relations with them. 67
26 Mar. 17 [Rec’d Mar. 18] From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Offer of Mexico’s good offices to restore relations between the United States and Germany. 241
54 Apr. 3 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Ecuador and Colombia apparently only American republics supporting Mexican peace propaganda. 243
77 Apr. 10 [Rec’d Apr. 11] From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Quotes Foreign Office note lamenting U.S. difficulties with Germany and promising to omit no effort to bring about peace. 249
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Apr. 11] From the Mexican Foreign Office to the American Embassy Mexico laments U.S. difficulties with Germany and will omit no effort to bring about peace. 249
[Page CXLI]95 Apr. 15 [Rec’d Apr. 16] From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Mexico will observe strict neutrality. 255
123 Apr. 21 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Germany’s violations of international law prevent U. S. acceptance of Mexico’s good offices in mediation. 261
124 Apr. 21 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Instructions to discuss with Mexico the menace arising from activities of German subjects in Mexico. 262
133 Apr. [Rec’d Apr. 26] From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Discussion with Carranza of Latin-American mediation and war situation as affecting Mexican attitude toward the United States. 265
520 Oct. 20 [Rec’d Oct. 21] From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Resolution introduced into Mexican Senate declaring benevolent neutrality toward Entente nations necessary for life of nation. 349
552 Nov. 8 [Rec’d Nov. 9] From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Mexico to be represented at Latin-American conference. 364
600 Dec. 3 [Rec’d Dec. 4] From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Personnel of Mexican delegation to Buenos Aires conference. 380
634 Dec. 19 [Rec’d Dec. 20] From the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Mexican Senate defeated resolution declaring benevolent neutrality toward Entente nations necessary for life of nation. 392

MOROCCO

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 3 To the Agent in Morocco (tel.) Instructions to suspend activities in behalf of Germany until the country taking over German interests is indicated. 622n
Feb. 7 To the Agent in Morocco (tel.) Germany has entrusted its interests in the United States and all belligerent countries to Switzerland, except in Russia where Sweden has charge. 623n

NETHERLANDS

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
610 Jan. 8 [Rec’d Jan. 22] From the Minister in the Netherlands Transmits press statement of attitude of the Netherlands regarding the President’s peace note. 23
712 Feb. 8 [Rec’d Feb. 9] From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) Quotes in part Netherland note refusing to follow example of the United States in severing relations with Germany. 123
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Feb. 9] From the Netherland Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Chargé The Netherlands will not follow the example of the United States in severing relations with Germany. 123
[Page CXLII] Feb. 14 From the Netherland Minister Netherland offer to take over work of American Commission for Relief in Belgium. 637
716 Feb. 14 From the Chargé in the Netherland’s (tel.): from Whitlock Requests that no final action on Belgian situation be taken pending negotiations. 639
732 Feb. 25 From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.): from Whitlock It is his purpose to inform the German authorities that he will leave Belgium if former privileges not restored. 644
737 Feb. 28 From the Charge in the Netherlands (tel.) Press summary of German Chancellor’s address to Reichstag on U.S. break in relations. 153
744 Mar. 4 [Rec’d Mar. 5] From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) German correspondence with the Netherlands on subject of reorganization of the Belgian Relief Commission. 648
431 Mar. 8 To the Minister in the Netherlands (tel.) Instructions to report whether Netherland Government prohibits entrance and departure of merchant vessels armed for defensive purposes. 550n
758 Mar. 10 From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) Armed merchantmen of belligerents not permitted to enter Dutch waters. No decision regarding armed neutral vessels. 552
760 Mar. 10 From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) Reports Belgian-Dutch frontier closed, Whitlock without diplomatic position or funds. 652
Mar. 13 from the Vice Consul at Rotterdam (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian freight S.S. Thode Fagesund. 173
765 Mar. 13 From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) Summary of political situation in Germany. 173
438 Mar. 13 To the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) Inquires attitude of Government regarding entrance into Dutch ports of U.S. vessels armed for self-defense. 553
772 Mar. 15 From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) German Chancellor has protested against criticism of Reichstag heard in House of Lords, and suggested reform of internal policy after the war. 66
779 Mar. 16 [Rec’d Mar. 17] From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) German Chancellor definitely committed to more democratic government. 69
Mar. 16 To the Charge in the Netherlands (tel.) Will distinction be drawn between treatment of merchant vessels privately armed and those on which armed guards are placed by the U.S. Government? 553
790 Mar. 20 From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) Socialist press appeals for free suffrage in Prussia. 73
444 Mar. 20 To the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) Inquires about communication with Whitlock. 653
[Page CXLIII] Mar. 20 From the Vice Consul at Rotterdam (tel.) Sinking of Norwegian freight-steamship Davanger. 181
792 Mar. 21 From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) Sealed communications with Brussels only through Spanish pouch, but Spanish courier service not yet resumed across Belgian-Dutch frontier. 654
Mar. 22 From the Vice Consul at Rotterdam (tel.) Sinking of Dutch tank-steamship La Campine owned by American company. 183
Mar. 22 From the Consul at Amsterdam (tel.) Standard Oil ship Healdton torpedoed. 183
[Quoted in tel.] Mar. 22 From the Netherland Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Chargé Refuses to permit entrance into Dutch ports of war vessels or armed merchant ships according to Royal decree. 555
798 Mar. 23 From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) Quotes Foreign Office note of Mar. 22. 555
Mar. 23 From the Consul at Amsterdam (tel.) Additional details on sinking of the Healdton. 185
Mar. 23 To the Netherland Minister Accepts proposal that relief work in Belgium be transferred to Netherland subjects. 655
815 Mar. 29 From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) It is reported American relief commission and officials in Belgium will be detained for period to prevent spread of military information. 658
462 Mar. 31 To the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) Inquires if armed neutral vessels may enter Dutch ports as ships of commerce. 556
879 Apr. 18 [Rec’d May 15] From the Chargé in the Netherlands Transmits German memorandum of Mar. 30 regarding treatment of neutral members of crews of enemy merchantmen. 215
979 June 11 From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) Preferential shipments go forward. Suggests that Department press immediately for shipping permits. 513
1019 June 27 From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) Reports disposition of certain goods stored in Rotterdam and apparent oversight in dealing with other shipments. 513
1026 June 30 [Rec’d July 1] From the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) Germany will withdraw permission for Americans to work at Spanish Embassy, Berlin, if German employees at Swiss Legation, Washington, dismissed. 614
585 July 3 To the Chargé in the Netherlands (tel.) No alternative than to request Swiss Legation at Washington to dismiss former German Embassy employees. 614
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NICARAGUA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
[Enclosure] Feb. 5 From the Nicaraguan Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Expresses regret over U.S. break in relations with Germany and the hope that rights of neutrals will be respected. 237
339 Feb. 9 [Rec’d Mar. 6] From the Minister in Nicaragua Transmits Nicaraguan note of Feb. 5. 237
Apr. 18 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Nicaragua expresses sympathy for the United States in conflict and applauds the President’s magnanimity. 259
May 2 To the Minister in Nicaragua via Salvador (tel.) Guatemala’s action in severing relations with Germany and offering support to the United States. 274
May 10 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Inquires what points Department wishes embodied in decree concerning Nicaragua’s attitude toward Germany. 278
May 11 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) U. S. desire that Nicaragua take action regarding Germany similar to that taken by Guatemala. 278
May 19 [Rec’d May 26] From the Nicaraguan Chargé Nicaragua severs relations with Germany and offers support to the United States. 289
36 June 2 To the Nicaraguan Chargé Appreciation of Nicaragua’s action in severing relations with Germany and offering support to the U.S. cause. 292

NORWAY

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
115 Feb. 6 [Rec’d Feb. 7] From the Minister in Norway (tel.) Norway will limit its action against Germany’s unrestricted submarine warfare to a joint protest with other Scandinavian countries. 118
[Quoted in tel.] Feb. 7 From the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Norway declines to follow the United States in severing relations with Germany. 130
119 Feb. 13 From the Minister in Norway (tel.) Quotes Norwegian note of Feb. 7 130
86 Mar. 3 To the Minister in Norway (tel.) Instructions to report whether Norwegian Government prohibits entrance and departure of merchant vessels armed for defensive purposes. 550n
132 Mar. 6 From the Minister in Norway (tel.) Armed merchant vessels subject to examination by naval authorities in Norwegian ports. 551
[Page CXLV] Mar. 16 To the Minister in Norway (tel.) Will distinction be drawn between treatment of merchant vessels privately armed and those on which armed guards are placed by the U.S. Government? 553n
166 Apr. 28 From the Minister in Norway (tel.) Quotes Norway as reserving to itself right to decide in each case when belligerent armed merchant vessels may enter its ports. 557
[Quoted in tel.] Oct. 9 From the Norwegian Foreign Office Civilian character of gun crews of merchant vessels. 558
338 Oct. 10 [Rec’d Oct. 11] From the Minister in Norway (tel.) Transmits Norwegian note verbale of Oct. 9. 557

PANAMA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 4 [Rec’d Feb. 5] From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Panama’s offer of cooperation with the United States. Precautions taken in Canal Zone to prevent possible injury to the canal. 221
Feb. 8 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Quotes in part Panama’s note giving assurance of cooperation in defense of the canal should armed force be necessary. 225
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Feb. 8] From the Panaman Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Gives assurance of cooperation in defense of the canal should armed force be necessary. 225
1266 Feb. 23 [Rec’d Mar. 14] From the Minister in Panama Panama refuses to follow Mexico’s suggestion that neutral governments discontinue sending munitions and supplies to belligerents. 240
Feb. 24 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Panaman Assembly authorizes cooperation with the United States in event of war with Germany. 233
18 Mar. 31 To the Panaman Minister Reply to inquiry whether Italian armed merchant vessels are admitted to U.S. ports. 556
Apr. 6 [Rec’d Apr. 7] From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Exequaturs of German consuls in Panama will be canceled and proclamation of alliance with the United States will be issued. 245
Apr. 7 [Rec’d Apr. 8] From the Minister in Panama Panaman proclamation of alliance and cooperation with the United Starts in war with Germany. 245
Apr. 9 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) Inquires if Panaman proclamation is declaration of war against Germany. 247
[Page CXLVI] Apr. 9 [Rec’d Apr. 10] From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Quotes extract from Panaman proclamation in which Panama and Germany defined as belligerents. 248
Apr. 10 [Rec’d Apr. 11] From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Officially confirmed that proclamation construed as declaration of war. 248
Apr. 12 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) Satisfaction expressed at action of Panama in allying itself with the United States. 250
Apr. 19 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) Suggests that Panaman Minister be given full powers as commissioner to cooperate on war matters. 259
Apr. 30 [Rec’d May 1] From the Panaman Minister Authorization of Panaman commission for discussion of war measures for protection of the canal. 271
May 9 [Rec’d May 10] From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Requests suggestion regarding reply Panama should make to invitation to congress of American nations. 277
May 11 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Reports reply of Central American countries to invitation to Latin-American congress. 278
1384 May 11 [Rec’d May 25] From the Minister in Panama Reports conference relating to measures for proper defense of Panama and the Canal Zone. 287
May 12 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) The United States desires that Panama refuse to participate in conference. 280
May 14 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Costa Rica accepts invitation to Latin-American conference. 281
May 15 To the Panaman Minister Acknowledgment of note concerning appointment of Panaman commission to discuss protection of Panama and the canal. 281
May 22 [Rec’d May 23] From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Quotes Panaman reply to Argentina refusing to attend conference of American nations. 286
May 25 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Quotes Nicaragua’s message to Argentina accepting invitation to conference, though adopting policy in accord with that of the United States. 289
Oct. 29 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Quotes Argentine message to Panama setting date for Latin-American congress. 354
Oct. 31 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Salvador accepts and Honduras refuses invitation to conference. 356
Nov. 1 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Nicaragua, with simple acknowledgment, requests program of discussions of conference. 356
Nov. 7 [Rec’d Nov. 8] From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Ratification by National Assembly of all steps of belligerency taken in Panama. 363
[Page CXLVII]1660 Nov. 9 [Rec’d Nov. 24] From the Minister in Panama National Assembly approves the President’s steps in proclaiming war with Germany. Bill introduced expanding the President’s power, first submitted to Canal Zone authorities 374
Nov. 10 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Guatemala declines to participate in conference. 364
Nov. 13 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) Not necessary that Panama make formal declaration of war. 366
1695 Nov. 27 [Rec’d Dec. 15] From the Minister in Panama Panama refuses second invitation to be represented at Latin-American congress. 387
449 Dec. 5 To the Minister in Panama Approval of action in submitting the Panaman war measure to Canal Zone authorities. 380
Dec. 7 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Costa Rica declines to take part in conference. 383
Dec. 10 [Rec’d Dec. 11] From the Minister in Panama (tel.) At his informal suggestion National Assembly passed resolution declaring war on Germany. 385
Dec. 13 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) Inquires why suggestion that Panama declare war on Austria-Hungary was made without instructions. Wording of decree requested. 385
Dec. 16 [Rec’d Dec. 17] From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Reasons for suggesting that Panama declare war with Austria-Hungary. Text of decree quoted. 389
Dec. 20 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) Approves action in suggesting that Panama declare war with Austria-Hungary. 392

PARAGUAY

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 8 [Rec’d Feb. 9] From the Minister in Paraguay (tel.) Paraguay may abstain from formally expressing its attitude toward Germany but is in full sympathy with U.S. position. 226
Feb. 15 [Rec’d Feb.16] From the Minister in Paraguay (tel.) Paraguay’s suggestion that attitude of neutral American states be determined in convention. 232
Apr. 14 [Rec’d Apr. 15] From the Minister in Paraguay (tel.) Paraguay sympathizes with the United States in its action against Germany. 254
June 11 From the Minister in Paraguay (tel.) Paraguay does not favor convention of neutral American states. 297
Nov. 7 [Rec’d Nov. 8] From the Chargé in Paraguay (tel.) Failure of united action by American republics; Paraguay considers that each government should follow own course in dealing with Germany. 363
Nov. 22 [Rec’d Nov. 23] From the Chargé in Paraguay (tel.) Paraguay’s conditional acceptance of invitation to conference. 372
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PERSIA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Jan. 15 From the Persian Minister Persia endorses the President’s peace move and hopes the United States will assist in maintaining Persia’s rights in the peace conference. 14
Jan. 17 To the Persian Minister Acknowledges receipt of Persian note endorsing the President’s peace proposals to belligerents. 21

PERU

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Jan. 19 From the Minister in Peru (tel.) Quotes Peru’s note expressing wish that the peace initiative of President Wilson may produce results. 220
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Jan. 19] From the Peruvian Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Expresses wish that the peace initiative of President Wilson may produce results. 220
[Quoted in tel.] Feb. 9 From the Peruvian Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Appreciation of the President’s stand on blockade and hope that war with Germany may be averted. 230
Feb. 11 [Rec’d Feb. 12] From the Minister in Peru (tel.) Quotes Peru’s note of Feb. 9 230
Feb. 12 From the Minister in Peru (tel.) Quotes from Peru’s reply to Germany refusing to accept principles of blockade with reservation of rights. Lorton case cited. 231
Mar. 14 To the Minister in Peru via Chile Instructions to report on activities of Argentina regarding mediation by Latin-American powers, also on attitude of Peru. 240
Mar. 24 From the Minister in Peru (tel.) Peru discredits mediation proposition, favoring united action for insisting on neutrality and observance by belligerents of neutral rights. 242
[Quoted in tel.] Apr. 11 From the Peruvian Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Deplores necessity for U.S. action against Germany. 253
Apr. 13 From the Minister in Peru (tel.) Quotes Peru’s note of Apr. 11 253
July 29 From the Minister in Peru (tel.) Quotes message of President of Peru to Congress, adhering to U.S. policies and commending President Wilson’s ideals. 308
[Page CXLIX] Undated [Rec’d Aug. 9] From the Minister in Peru (tel.) Quotes Peruvian Senate resolution of sympathy with President Wilson’s declarations. 311
Aug. 9 [Rec’d Aug. 10] From the Peruvian Legation Peru’s refusal to submit to prize court question of sinking of bark Lorton by German submarine. 312
Sept. 6 From the Minister in Peru (tel.) Peru’s foreign policy; probable break with Germany over sinking of the Lorton. 321
Sept. 10 From the Consul General at Lima (tel.) Peru demands of Germany full compensation for sinking of the Lorton. 324
Sept. 26 From the Consul General at Lima (tel.) Peru threatens severance of diplomatic relations if the Lorton case not settled. 331
Oct. 6 From the Consul General at Lima (tel.) Severance of relations with Germany by Peru. 340
Oct. 8 From the Peruvian Minister Copy of Peru’s telegram of Oct. 6 announcing severance of relations with Germany. 340
Nov. 14 From the Peruvian Legation Peruvian plan for the congress to consider severance of relations with Germany. 367
Nov. 28 From the Peruvian Chargé Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Uruguay accept Peruvian plan. 377

PORTUGAL

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 3 To the Minister in Portugal (tel.) Instructions to suspend activities in behalf of Germany until the country taking over German interests is indicated. 622n
Feb. 7 To the Minister in Portugal (tel.) Germany has entrusted its interests in the United States and all belligerent countries to Switzerland, except in Russia where Sweden has charge. 623n

ROUMANIA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 3 To the Minister in Roumania (tel.) Instructions to suspend activities in behalf of Germany until the country taking over German interests is indicated. 622n
Feb. 7 To the Minister in Roumania (tel.) Germany has entrusted its interests in the United States and all belligerent countries to Switzerland, except in Russia where Sweden has charge. 623n
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RUSSIA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Jan. 5 To the Ambassador in Russia (tel.) Instructions to deny press report that the President will send second peace note to the powers. 3
Feb. 3 To the Ambassador in Russia (tel.) Instructions to suspend activities in behalf of Germany until the country taking over German interests is indicated. 622n
Feb. 7 To the Ambassador in Russia (tel.) Germany has intrusted its interests in the United States and all belligerent countries to Switzerland, except in Russia where Sweden has charge. 623n
1278 Mar. 23 lo the Ambassador in Russia (tel.) Instructions to continue to care for Austro-Hungarian interests in Russia. 626

SALVADOR

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 27 From the Minister in Salvador (tel.) Salvador will observe scrupulous neutrality. 235
Apr. 12 From the Salvadoran Minister Salvador will maintain neutrality. Presents sympathy and good wishes to the United States. 251
May 2 To the Minister in Salvador (tel.) Guatemala’s action in severing relations with Germany and offering support to the United States. 274
Sept. 25 To the Minister in Salvador (tel.) Inquires meaning of Salvador’s declaration of friendly neutrality toward the United States and Italy. 330
249 Oct. 5 [Rec’d Oct. 20] From the Minister in Salvador Salvador offers the use of its ports and waters to the United States for naval purposes and for armed merchantmen. 347
Nov. 17 To the Minister in Salvador (tel.) Inquiry regarding privilege accorded U.S. vessels in Salvadoran waters. 370
Nov. 22 From the Chargé in Salvador (tel.) Salvador concedes to U.S. naval vessels same privileges enjoyed by Salvadoran vessels in its ports. 371

SERBIA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Jan. 26 Remarks of the Serbian Minister upon reception by President Wilson Letters of credence presented 674
Jan. 26 President Wilson’s reply to the Serbian Minister Acceptance of letters of credence 675
[Page CLI] Feb. 14 [Rec’d Feb.15] From the Chargé in Siam (tel.) Quotes reply of Siam to peace note maintaining neutrality until its interests demand action. 410
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Feb.15] From the Siamese Foreign Office to the American Embassy Siam will maintain neutrality until its interests demand action. 410
Apr. 28 [Rec’d Apr. 29] From the Chargé in Siam (tel.) Quotes Russian appeal to Siam to take action against Germany. 433
July 22 From the Chargé in Siam (tel.) Siam’s declaration of war against Germany and Austria. 453
July 31 To the Charge in Siam (tel.) Instructions to expedite the deal of American International Corp. to purchase from Siam the seized German steamers. 454
Aug. 5 [Rec’d Aug. 6] From the Chargé in Siam (tel.) Siam requests permission for German and Austrian Charges to pass through Panama Canal in returning to Europe 609
Aug. 7 From the Chargé in Siam (tel.) Siam will accept final decision of Allies for disposition of seized German steamers. 454
Aug. 8 To the Chargé in Siam (tel.) Refuses permission for German and Austrian Charges to travel through Panama Canal. 610

SPAIN

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
318 Jan. 26 [Rec’d Jan. 27] From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Cooperation of Spain in peace move can be secured by according to that country special consideration 30
322 Jan. 31 [Rec’d Feb. 1] From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Spain inquires U.S. attitude regarding blockade by Germany and destruction of neutral vessels without warning. 102
209 Feb. 3 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Requests representation or U.S. interests in Germany by Spain. 610
327 Feb. 4 [Rec’d Feb. 5] From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Spain accedes to request to represent U.S. interests in Germany. 610
210 Feb. 4 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Inquires if Spain will take over U.S. interests in Austria-Hungary in event of severance of relations. 618
213 Feb. 5 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.): for Berlin Arrangements made for protection of German representatives en route to Germany. 591
215 Feb. 5 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) The United States desires to entrust its interests in Germany to officers of Spanish birth. 610
328 Feb. 5 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Spain will assume charge of American interests in Austria-Hungary in event of severance of relations. 618
[Page CLII]331 Feb. 6 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Transmits copy of Spain’s protest to Germany against unrestricted submarine warfare. 117
[Enclosure] Feb. 6 From the Spanish Foreign Office to the American Embassy Maintenance of neutrality 117n
330 Feb. 6 [Rec’d Feb. 7] From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) The King declares Spain will remain neutral in order to represent belligerents at various capitals in interest of humanity. 120
222 Feb. 6 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.): for Berlin Complete arrangements made for departure of German diplomatic and consular staffs. Protective measures taken only against German interned vessels. 587
551 Feb. 7 [Rec’d Mar.9] From the Ambassador in Spain Encloses Spanish note maintaining neutrality. 117n
350 Feb. 13 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Reports Spanish Ambassador, Berlin, in charge of American interests. 611
355 Feb. 17 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Officially reported that non-belligerents on Yarrowdale will be liberated. 211
269 Feb. 20 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Formal demand upon Germany through Spanish Ambassador at Berlin for release of Yarrowdale prisoners. 211
Feb. 20 From the Spanish Ambassador Spanish consuls at Honolulu and in Porto Rico intrusted with protection of German interests. 613
Feb. 21 From the Consul General at Barcelona (tel.) Sinking of Swedish S.S. Skogland. 141
370 Feb. 25 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Official notice that Yarrowdale prisoners were released on 16th. 211
285 Feb. 26 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Spain is requested to notify Germany of sailing date of former Ambassador Gerard. 591
291 Feb. 27 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Reported infectious disease prevents release of Yarrowdale prisoners. Instructions to request that Spanish representative be sent to investigate. 211
303 Mar. 3 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Instructions to report whether Spanish Government prohibits entrance and departure of merchant vessels armed for defensive purposes. 550n
388 Mar. 4 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) No restrictions on armed merchant vessels in Spanish ports. 551
399 Mar. 7 [Rec’d Mar. 8] From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Spanish Embassy doctor visits Yarrowdale prisoners and states conditions are as reported by German authorities. 212
[Page CLIII]403 Mar. 10 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Compliance with request for Spanish personnel in caring for U. S. interests. 611
408 Mar. 12 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Release of American prisoners on the Yarrowdale. 213
Mar. 16 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Will distinction be drawn between treatment of merchant vessels privately armed and those on which armed guards are placed by the U.S. Government? 553n
328 Mar. 16 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.): for Berlin Protest against sinking by German submarine of Norwegian S.S. Storstad carrying corn for Belgian relief. 652
423 Mar. 18 [Rec’d Mar. 19] From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Merchant vessels armed for defense permitted in Spanish ports without distinction as to neutral or belligerent ownership. 554
349 Mar. 24 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.): for Berlin Request for release of Americans if any brought in as prisoners on the Moewe. 214
376 Mar. 31 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Instructions to urge Foreign Office to secure information regarding American prisoners on the Moewe. and obtain their release. 214
396 Apr. 9 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Instructions to inform Foreign Office that U. S. interests turned over to Spanish Ambassador in Vienna. 619
469 Apr. 11 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Spanish Embassy, Vienna, has taken charge of American interests in Austria-Hungary. Similar instructions given regarding British and Japanese 619
481 Apr. 16 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) German reply to request for release of Moewe prisoners. 214
435 Apr. 26 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Instructions to request investigation of internment camp of the Moewe prisoners. 215
Apr. 27 From the Spanish Ambassador Representation of Turkey in the United States by Spain. 621
May 1 To the Spanish Ambassador Acknowledges notice of Turkey’s representation in the United States by Spain. 621
520 May 4 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) German explanation of sinking of the Storstad. 662
480 May 21 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Red Cross reports on American prisoners in Germany. Instructions to request Spanish investigation and report. 218
569 May 23 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Spanish Ambassador’s report on American prisoners in Germany. 218
May 26 From the Spanish Ambassador Spanish Consul at Honolulu will take charge of Austro-Hungarian interests in the Islands. 620
[Page CLIV]171 Feb. 8 [Rec’d Feb. 9] From the Minister in Sweden (tel.) Quotes Sweden’s note declining to follow the United States in severing relations with Germany. 124
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Feb. 9] From the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Sweden declines to follow the United States in severing relations with Germany. 124
130 Feb. 19 To the Minister in Sweden (tel.) Inquiry regarding conference of neutrals to be held in Stockholm for discussion of matters arising after the war. 54
192 Feb. 21 From the Minister in Sweden (tel.) Conference of European neutral countries to be held at Stockholm. Informed the United States has declined to attend. 56
137 Mar. 3 To the Minister in Sweden (tel.) Instructions to report whether Swedish Government prohibits entrance and departure of merchant vessels armed for defensive purposes. 550n
208 Mar. 6 From the Minister in Sweden (tel.) Government’s attitude undetermined regarding port restrictions on defensively armed merchant shins. 551
Mar. 16 To the Minister in Sweden (tel.) Will distinction be drawn between treatment of merchant vessels privately armed and those on which armed guards are placed by the U.S. Government? 553n
231 Mar. 17 [Rec’d Mar. 18] From the Minister in Sweden (tel.) Armed British merchant vessels permitted in Norwegian ports. 554
241 Mar. 19 [Rec’d Mar.21] From the Minister in Sweden (tel.) Swedish press reports stormy budget debate in German Parliament, Socialists protesting against war policies. 74
246 Mar. 21 [Rec’d Mar. 22] From the Minister in Sweden (tel.) Verbal permission to admit armed U.S. merchant vessels to Swedish ports. No definite regulations. 554
250 Mar. 23 [Rec’d Mar. 24] From the Minister in Sweden (tel.) German press states that provisions are scarce; severer rationing is needed; holds that America, by arming merchant vessels, resorts to armed force. 75
Apr. 10 From the Swedish Minister Announces that he has assumed charge of Austro-Hungarian interests in the United States. 619
Apr. 23 To the Swedish Minister Acknowledges receipt of notice that he has assumed charge of Austro-Hungarian interests in the United States. 619
May 7 [Rec’d May 9] From the Swedish Minister Conveys thanks of Austro-Hungarian Ambassador designate for courtesies and facilities accorded him and party by American authorities. 598
Oct. 29 [Rec’d Oct.31] From the Swedish Minister Representation of Austria-Hungary in Hawaiian Islands transferred to Swedish Consulate at San Francisco. 620
[Page CLV]

SWITZERLAND

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Feb. 6 [Rec’d Feb. 7] From the Swiss Minister Notification that German interests in the United States and the Philippines are in the charge of Swiss representatives. 612
342 Feb. 9 To the Swiss Minister No objection to German interests being represented by Switzerland. 612
501 Feb. 10 [Rec’d Feb. 11] From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.) Quotes Swiss note declining to unite with the United States in severing relations with Germany, and declaring intention of preserving neutrality. 127
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Feb. 11] From the Chief of the Swiss Political Department to the American Minister Switzerland declines to unite with the United States in severing relations with Germany. Will preserve neutrality. 127
Feb. 11 From the Swiss Minister Germany willing to negotiate with the United States provided English blockade is maintained. 126
505 Feb. 11 [Rec’d Feb. 12] From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.) Quotes Swiss protest to Germany and Austria-Hungary against blockade: reservation of rights. 128
Feb. 12 To the Swiss Minister No negotiations possible with Germany until proclamation of unrestricted submarine warfare is withdrawn. 129
Feb. 12 From the Swiss Minister Transmits German message that release of Americans on Yarrowdale conditional upon freedom from seizure of German vessels in U.S. waters. 210
346 Feb. 13 To the Swiss Minister Inquiry regarding disposition of German interests at places where there are no Swiss consular officers. 623
526 Feb. 13 [Rec’d Feb. 14] From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.): from Herter, formerly in Belgium Reports suspension of prerogatives of American Minister and restriction on activities of relief commission. 638
545 Feb. 19 [Rec’d Feb. 20] From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.) Swiss criticism of Minister at Washington for activities in German overtures to the United States. Germany’s published statement. 136
Feb. 21 From the Swiss Minister Attention called to seizure of German merchant ships at Honolulu, Manila, and Colón, and looting by Government guards. 563
I 3 Feb. 28 [Rec’d Mar. 1] From the Swiss Minister German proposal that court proceedings be deferred in case of Bopp and Schack until after reestablishment of diplomatic relations. 581
589 Mar. 1 From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.) Press reports of statements of various party leaders in German Reichstag on war conditions. 156
[Page CLVI]XVI 2 Mar. 2 From the Swiss Minister Transmits German note explaining delay in release of Yarrowdale prisoners and promising release at end of quarantine. 212
603 Mar. 3 [Rec’d Mar. 4] From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.) German comments on publication in the United States of German overtures to Mexico and Japan. 160
396 Mar. 3 To the Swiss Minister Refusal to free Bopp and Schack; representations made regarding assumption that U. S. courts would experience difficulty in affording them fair trial. 583
607 Mar. 4 From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.) Autonomy of Flanders considered by Germany. 64
XII 2 Mar. 5 [Rec’d Mar. 7] From the Swiss Minister Swiss Legation in the United States authorized by Germany to continue to issue safe-conducts for Belgian relief ships. Route designated. 649
Mar. 10 [Rec’d Mar. 11] From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.) Press reports speech in German Reichstag deploring scarcity of food and demanding equal distribution. 64
403 Mar. 10 To the Swiss Minister Reply to charge of looting of German vessels by Government guards in ports of Honolulu, Manila, and Colón. 564
636 Mar. 12 From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.) Arrival at Zürich of Americans from Yarrowdale. 213
146 Mar. 14 [Rec’d Mar. 16] From the Swiss Minister Arrangements made for German representation in certain places where there are no Swiss consuls. 624
Undated [Rec’d Mar. 23] From the Swiss Minister German notice of extension of submarine blockade of Arctic Ocean. 183
678 Mar. 23 From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.) Return of the Moewe to German port with prisoners. Suggests representations through Spanish diplomatic channels. 213
IV. 4 Mar. 24 [Rec’d Mar. 26] From the Swiss Minister German notice of further extension of submarine blockade of Arctic Ocean. 187
Mar. 29 From the Assistant Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Swiss Legation German refugee merchant vessels at Honolulu now under their German crews, subject to supervision by U.S. customs officials. 565
711 Apr. 1 [Rec’d Apr. 2] From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.) Informed that members of American Legation and consulates and relief commission will leave Belgium at once, several members of latter remaining to wind up affairs. 658
[Page CLVII] Apr. 6 From the Swiss Minister Denmark offers to protect German archives in Danish West Indies, recently ceded to the United States. 613
460 Apr. 30 To the Swiss Minister Regarding treatment of German Ambassador and party at Halifax, complaint should be made to Great Britain and France. 594
XVIII May 2 [Rec’d May 4] From the Swiss Minister Points out that Belgian relief ships must avoid German blockade zone; safe-conducts contain this stipulation. 661
866 May 4 [Rec’d May 5] From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.) Arrival from Belgium of remaining American delegates of relief commission. Passports refused private American citizens in Belgium. 662
lb 13 June 4 [Rec’d June 5] From the Swiss Minister Representation of Austria-Hungary in the Philippines by Switzerland. 620
July 17 To the Swiss Legation Requests that the necessity for transferring German representation in certain places be again pointed out to Germany. 627
I d Allg. 3 Aug. 14 From the Swiss Chargé Arrangements for transfer of German representation to neutral powers in certain places where there are no Swiss consuls. 628
XI 20 Oct. 17 From the Swiss Minister German offer of bail for release of Bopp and Schack pending trial. Status of trial requested. 584
I b 15 Oct. 30 From the Swiss Minister Swiss Consulate at San Francisco temporarily in charge of German interests in Hawaiian Islands. 614
Oct. 31 To the Swiss Legation History of indictment and trial of Bopp and Schack. Bail refused. 584n
IV 14 Oct. 31 From the Swiss Minister Swiss Consul requests authorization to administer German affairs without license under Trading with the Enemy Act. 615
IV 14 Dec. 4 [Rec’d Dec. 6] From the Swiss Minister Premises formerly occupied by German Consulate leased in name of Swiss Consul. Appreciation of Department’s action in matter. 616
L d 7 Apr. 25, 1918 [Rec’d Apr.27] From the Swiss Minister Spanish Vice Consul at Panama to assume protection of German interests in Canal Zone, subject to approval of powers concerned. 617
Aug. 24, 1918 To the Swiss Chargé Agrees to proposal that Spanish Vice Consul at Panama assume protection of German interests in Canal Zone. 617
[Page CLVIII]

TURKEY

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Jan. 5, 1917 To the Ambassador in Turkey (tel.) Instructions to deny press report that the President will send second peace note to the powers. 3n
2393 Jan. 8 [Rec’d Jan. 10] From the Ambassador in Turkey (tel.) Germany reported preparing for submarine blockade of British coast, resolved to sink all ships 81
2400 Jan. 12 [Rec’d Jan. 16] From the Ambassador in Turkey (tel.) Interview with German Ambassador on intended deportation of Greeks; German lack of influence in Turkey; confidential communication of German peace terms; Great Britain’s attitude. 15
[Enclosure] Jan. 19 From the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Recapitulation of Turkey’s attitude following Entente response to Central powers’ invitation to discuss peace. 58
420 Jan. 22 [Rec’d Feb. 23] From the Ambassador in Turkey Transmits Foreign Minister’s note of Jan. 19. 58
3328 Feb. 5 To the Ambassador in Turkey (tel.) Desire to maintain friendly relations with Turkey. 113
2475 Feb. 8 [Rec’d Feb. 25] From the Ambassador in Turkey (tel.) Rupture of diplomatic relations between the United States and Germany as affecting Turkey’s policy. 148
2479 Feb. 11 [Rec’d Feb. 15] From the Ambassador in Turkey (tel.) Relations between the United States and Turkey remain normal. 134
3467 Mar. 31 To the Ambassador in Turkey (tel.) Instructions to be followed in case Turkey decides to sever relations with the United States. 191
2587 Apr. 2 [Rec’d Apr. 6] From the Ambassador in Turkey (tel.) Speculation regarding Turkey’s attitude toward the United States. Suggested diplomatic representations should relations be broken. 206
[Enclosure] Apr. 10 From the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the American Embassy Invites departure of U.S.S. Scorpion from Turkish port. 603
[Enclosure] Apr. 20 From the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Announces severance of relations with the United States. 603
912 Apr. 23 [Rec’d June 20] From the Chargé in Turkey Plans for departure of Embassy staff. Enclosures: Turkish notes of Apr. 10 and Apr. 20. 598
June 10 [Rec’d June 28] From the Ambassador formerly in Turkey Reports details of severance of relations with Turkey and departure of Embassy staff. 604
[Page CLIX]

UNITED STATES

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Dec. 20, 1916 To the diplomatic representatives in all neutral countries (tel.) Instructions to deliver to Government to which accredited the President’s suggestion to belligerent governments that they communicate their terms of peace. 219
Dec. 21, 1916 From the Secretary of the Treasury Suggests that special authorization from Washington for clearance of vessels be dispensed with, except under unusual circumstances. 541
Jan. 3, 1917 To the Secretary of the Treasury Case of the French S.S. L’ Erdre. Question whether naval men in the pay of their governments form part of complement of merchant vessels. 543
Jan. 9 To the Secretary of the Treasury There will be no modification of regulations regarding clearance of armed merchant vessels. 545
Jan. 11 From the Assistant Attorney General to the Counselor for the Department of State Conviction of the German consular officers, Bopp and Schack, and three others for violation of American neutrality laws. 579
Jan. 15 To Ambassadors in belligerent countries (tel.) Text of President Wilson’s address to the Senate on bases of a durable peace, for communication, when notified, to Foreign Offices and Dress. 24n
Jan. 22 Address of the President of the United States to the Senate Bases of a durable peace 24
2519A Jan. 24 Executive order Text of amendments to rules governing the granting and issuing of passports in the United 573
Feb. 3 To the diplomatic representatives in neutral Countries (tel.) Instructions to notify Government to which accredited of U.S. severance of relations with Germany, suggesting similar action by neutral powers. 108
Feb. 3 Address of the President of the United States to Congress Résumé of events leading to severance of relations with Germany. 109
[Quoted in letter] Feb. 7 From the Secretary of War to the Governor General of the Philippine Islands (tel.) Suggestions relative to treatment of German vessels and their crews. 562
Feb. 10 From the Counselor for the Department of State Swiss Minister offers good offices to prevent war between the United States and Germany. 125
[Page CLX] Feb. 10 To the Governor of the Hawaiian Islands (tel.) Inquiry regarding reported seizure of German refugee boats in Hawaiian waters. 558
Feb. 10 From the Assistant Secretary of State to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury British and French request that publication of manifests of ships’ sailings be discontinued. 566
Undated [Rec’d Feb. 12] From the Governor of the Hawaiian Islands (tel.) German ships placed under guard, crews interned, and vessels cleaned. 558
Feb. 12 To the Governor of the Hawaiian Islands (tel.) Advises against seizure of German vessels and internment of crews; action should be limited to legal procedure for violation of law. 559
Feb. 12 [Rec’d Feb. 13] From the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury to the Assistant Secretary of State Practice of publishing manifests of particular vessels will be discontinued; total export figures only will be given. 566
Undated [Rec’d Feb. 13] From the Governor of the Hawaiian Islands (tel.) Compliance with U.S. policy regarding war-bound vessels; transactions reported to the departments concerned. 559
Feb. 14 [Rec’d Feb. 16] From the Secretary of Agriculture Temporary suspension of information service relative to publication of arrival and departure of vessels. 567
Feb. 15 From the Attorney General Instructions sent to U.S. attorneys at various points regarding measures to be taken against crews of German and Austrian 560
[Quoted in letter] Feb. 15 From the Secretary of War to the Governor General of the Philippine Islands (tel.) Inquires status of German vessels and their crews. 562
[Quoted in letter] Feb. 16 From the Governor General of the Philippine Islands to the Secretary of War (tel.) Treatment of German vessels and their crews. 562
Feb. 16 From the Secretary of War Forwards correspondence with Governor General of. Philippine Islands regarding treatment of German vessels and their crews. 562
[Enclosure] Feb. 17 From the collector of customs at Norfolk to the Secretary of the Treasury Sinking of submarine by British S.S. Oxonian. 548
[Page CLXI] Feb. 19 From the Secretary of the Treasury Forwards letter of Feb. 17 from collector of customs at Norfolk. 548
Feb. 19 To the Secretary of the Treasury Authorizes the clearance of the Oxonian on assurance from the British Consul that its armament is for defence only 549
Feb. 20 To the Secretary of the Treasury British S.S. Missouri. Collector should require consul to file assurance in each instance before granting clearance to a vessel carrying armament. 550
Feb. 21 Memorandum of the Secretary of State Swiss Minister explains that German overtures originated in Washington with approval of German Ambassador. 139
Feb. 24 From the Chairman of the Commission for Relief in Belgium (tel.) British Government has issued safe-conduct to ships via northern route. 643
Feb. 26 To the diplomatic representatives in all countries except Liberia and Morocco (tel.) Quotes extract from the President’s address of Feb. 26 to Congress requesting authority to protect American life and property at sea. 149
507 Feb. 28 To all diplomatic representatives and consular officers (including consular agents) Instructions amplifying the rules regarding proposed return to the United States of naturalized citizens against whom the presumption of expatriation has arisen. 576
Mar. 6 To the Secretary of the Treasury Collectors should report on use made of armament on merchant vessels if for purposes other than practice. 551
Mar. 12 To all foreign embassies and legations at Washington Announces the arming of U.S. merchant ships. 171n
Mar. 12 To the Secretary of the Treasury Plan to obviate delay at certain ports, caused by requirement for special authorization for clearance of armed merchant vessels. 552
Mar. 14 To the Secretary of the Interior Compliance with Spanish Consul’s request that no American may board German steamer at Honolulu without giving notice to Spanish Consulate. 565
Mar. 20 From the Director of the Commission for Relief in Belgium (tel.) Quotes London office report of further attacks on commission ships sailing under German safe-conducts. Protests made. 653
[Page CLXII] Mar. 24 Statement given to the press by the Department of State. Situation in German occupied territory causes withdrawal of American Minister and relief workers from Belgium. 656
Mar. 27 From the Director of the Commission for Relief in Belgium (tel.) London office desires that commissioners delay departure from Belgium in order to instruct new delegates in the work. 657
Mar. 27 To the Commission for Relief in Belgium (tel.) Members of commission should leave Belgium at once. 657
Mar. 29 To the Secretary of Agriculture Withholding publication by Weather Bureau and leading newspapers of information regarding sailings of vessels. 568
Apr. 2 To the diplomatic representatives in all countries (tel.) Résumé of President’s address to Congress advising declaration of war; joint resolution of Congress declaring war with Germany. 194
1364 Apr. 2 Address of the President Text of address before joint session of the two Houses of Congress advising war with Germany. 195
Apr. 6 Proclamation Proclaims existence of war between the United States and Germany. 207
Apr. 6 To the diplomatic representatives in all countries except Russia (tel.) Notification of state of war between the United States and Germany. 244
Apr. 21 and 24 Memoranda of the Chief of the Division of Latin-American Affairs of the Department of State Assurances of all proper assistance to Haiti in case of decision to break relations with Germany and declare war. 266
28517 Op–23 Apr. 27 From the Secretary of the Navy The Navy Department requests to be informed whenever a change of relations between the United States and any foreign government occurs. 268
May 2 To the Secretary of the Navy No action taken on Costa Rican offer of use of its harbors by the United States, as de facto Government not recognized. 274
May 17 Memorandum of the Counselor for the Department of State Brazil proposes to support, the United States in war in exchange for trade guaranties and agreement regarding protection. 283
[Page CLXIII] May 25 To the diplomatic representatives in Central and South America, except Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Cuba, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic (tel.) Instructions to bring to attention of Governments to which accredited U.S. attitude toward the conference. 289
June 20 Memorandum of the Acting Chief of the Division of Western European Affairs of the Department of State. Swiss Legation notified that all Germans attached to Legation or consulates must depart or resign. 613
Oct. 25 From the Attorney General History of indictment and trial of Bopp and Schack. Bail refused. 584
Oct. 30 Memorandum of the Chief of the Division of Latin-American Affairs of the Department of State Peru is informed that the United States can express no opinion on matter of proposed American congress. 354
Nov. 19 Memorandum of the Chief of the Division of Latin-American Affairs of the Department of State Colombia declines to attend the conference of American states. 370
Nov. 21 Memorandum of the Chief of the Division of Latin-American Affairs of the Department of State Discussion of conference with Brazilian Ambassador; advisable to take no further steps until opinion received from Argentina regarding Peruvian plan. 371
Nov. 26 Memorandum of the Chief of the Division of Latin-American Affairs of the Department of State Discussion with Peruvian Chargé regarding conference to be called by Argentina. 376
Nov. 27 To the War Trade Board Steps to be taken to prevent interference (under Trading with the Enemy Act) with Swiss Consulate in administration of German affairs. 615
[Page CLXIV]

URUGUAY

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Jan. 12 From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Quotes Uruguay’s reply in sympathy with the President’s peace note. 219
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Jan. 12] From the Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Replies in sympathetic tone to the President’s peace note. 220
Undated [Rec’d Feb. 9] From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Quotes Uruguay’s note recognizing justice of the President’s sentiments; also note of protest to Germany. 228
[Quoted in tel.] Undated [Rec’d Feb. 9] From the Uruguayan Foreign Office to the American Legation Recognizes justice of the President’s sentiments; quotes Uruguayan note of protest to Germany. 228
Mar. 14 To the Minister in Uruguay via Chile Instructions to report on activities of Argentina regarding mediation by Latin-American powers, also on attitude of Uruguay. 240
Mar. 20 From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) No organized effort to bring about mediation by Latin-American republics; plan not favored by Uruguay. 242
Apr. 14 [Rec’d Apr. 15] From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Uruguay approves U.S. action against Germany but will observe neutrality 254
Apr. 16 From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Uruguay expresses sympathy for Brazil in severing relations with Germany. 256
June 1 From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Uruguay declares that the U.S. Fleet would be received as a friend in port of Montevideo. 292
June 9 [Rec’d June 10] From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Uruguay supports Brazil’s policy on grounds of American solidarity. Suggests that American Fleet in its ports will have good effect. 296
June 11 To the Minister in Uruguay Inquires regarding extent of invitation to use Uruguay’s ports. 296
Undated [Rec’d June 15] From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Quotes Uruguay’s reply to Brazil’s declaration of neutrality, sympathizing with its aspirations toward continental solidarity. 299
June 15 [Rec’d June 16] From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Ports and waters of Uruguay open to American naval forces. 300
Undated [Rec’d June 19] From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Text of Executive order revoking Uruguay’s neutrality decree. 301
June 20 To the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Acceptance of Uruguay’s ports for use of U.S. naval vessels. 302
109 July 6 To the Uruguayan Minister Appreciation of action of Uruguay in revoking neutrality decree. 307
[Page CLXV]258 July 16 [Rec’d Aug. 13] From the Minister in Uruguay Reception at Montevideo of American squadron of Atlantic Fleet under command of Admiral Caperton. 314
Sept. 14 From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) German ships in port placed under police control. 327
Oct. 2 [Rec’d Oct. 3] From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Uruguay will maintain neutrality and join conference of neutrals unless Allies give consideration to its proposals. 334
Oct. 3 [Rec’d Oct. 4] From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Believed British acceptance of treaty terms with Uruguay to be effected by transfer of German vessels to U.S. custody. 334
Oct. 4 From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Requests permission to suggest that American squadron in Rio de Janeiro be moved temporarily to Montevideo. 336
Oct. 6 To the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Informed Italy willing to negotiate arbitration treaty with Uruguay. 338
Oct. 7 From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Severance of relations with Germany by Uruguay 340
Undated [Rec’d Oct. 8] From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Quotes Uruguayan decree breaking relations with Germany. 341
Oct. 10 To the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Second visit of U.S. squadron to Montevideo. 344
[Enclosure] Oct. 15 From the Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Announces revocation of neutrality decree’ with respect to Allies upon principles of American solidarity. 369
Undated [Rec’d Oct. 16] From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Revocation by Uruguay of decrees of neutrality as affecting the Allies. 346
288 Oct. 17 [Rec’d Nov. 17] From the Minister in Uruguay Transmits copy of Uruguayan note of Oct. 15. 369
Oct. 20 From President Viera of Uruguay to President Wilson (tel.) Uruguay’s appreciation of sentiments of solidarity expressed by friendly visit of U.S. squadron. 347
Oct. 22 From President Wilson to President Viera of Uruguay (tel.) U.S. relations with Uruguay may result in greater continental unity of purpose and policy. 349
Oct. 29 To the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Inquires the status of negotiations between England, France, and Uruguay regarding acquisition of ex-German ships. 354
Nov. 3 [Rec’d Nov. 4] From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Misunderstanding of U.S. position regarding French arbitration treaty with Uruguay. 356
[Page CLXVI] Nov. 5 From the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Negotiations for agreement regarding Use of ex-German ships in Uruguay; U.S. and British proposals. 357
Nov. 15 To the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) The United States could not urge France to sign arbitration treaty with Uruguay more radical than the U.S. treat v. 369
Nov. 23 To the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Peruvian plan for congress approved by the United States. 372
Dec. 1 To the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) U.S. proposal to Uruguay regarding charter of ex-German vessels. 378
Dec. 11 To the Minister in Uruguay (tel.) Disposition of ex-German ships in Uruguay discussed. Charter to Emergency Fleet Corp. desired by the United States. 384
Dec. 15 [Rec’d Dec. 16] From the Chargé in. Uruguay (tel.) Uruguay makes arrangements with England and France for use of six German vessels. Others open to bids for charter. 389
Jan. 3, 1918 [Rec’d Jan. 4] From the Chargé in Uruguay (tel.) Notification of time when bids for chartering of German vessels may be made. 399

VENEZUELA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
Mar. 7, 1917 [Rec’d Mar. 12] From the Venezuelan Minister While Venezuela maintains strict neutrality, it sympathizes with U.S. move to enforce respect for neutral rights. 239
May 8 From the Venezuelan Minister Presents extract from message of Provisional President of Venezuela to the National Congress declaring policy of neutrality. 277
May 17 From the Venezuelan Minister Presents copy of Venezuelan note to Argentina declining to attend conference. 283
355 Nov. 10 [Rec’d Nov.12] From the Venezuelan Minister Presents copy of reply to Argentina in which Venezuela declines to attend conference. 365