File No. 763.72114/3355
The Secretary of the Navy ( Daniels) to the Secretary of State
Sir: There is forwarded herewith a paraphrase of a cablegram dated March 1, 1918, from Vice Admiral Sims, U. S. Navy, giving the substance of a letter received by him from the British Admiralty in regard to the disposition of prisoners of war captured by United States naval forces in European waters.[Page 54]
I have the honor to request the opinion of the Department of State on the subject matter, in order that early action may be taken by the Navy and War Departments.