The Swiss Minister ( Sulzer ) to the Secretary of State 4
Washington , November 12, 1918.
Sir: By direction of my Government, I have the honor to transmit the following cable:
“The German Government urgently requests the President of the United States to inform the German Chancellor Ebert, by wireless, whether he may be assured that the Government of the United States is ready to send foodstuffs without delay if public order is maintained in Germany and an equitable distribution of food is guaranteed.”
- This paper bears the notation: “Handed me by Swiss Min. Nov. 12/18 R. L.”↩