Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED 02303 Feb. <3, 1918.> ETC
Origin Opnav Washington
2685. State Department sending Ambassador message regarding operation of Brazillian vessels with our force. Department extremely anxious arrangement agreed upon between you and Admiralty and in inter-allied Naval Council to have Brazillian Naval vessels operate with our force be adhered to and carried out.
The final result is of vital importance. 02303
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The date was handwritten at the top of the page; it is confirmed by the time stamp on this copy. Identifying number in top right-hand corner: “25-1-15.”