Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Vice Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Forces Based in France
Chronological Copy. File No. <50/1/5>
Cablegram Sent 18 Sept 1918 Y-11
To Comfran Brest Serial No. 6476
Prep. by AC SX D.R.
6476. Mr. Samuel Gompers the Labor Leader with total party of 7 arrives Havre from Southampton morning September 24. Department states “<no> private citizen in America has done more to make right public sentiment for a vigorous prosecution of war,” and directs that Navy extend every facility regarding transportation and opportunity to observe Navy’s work. Please have Port Officer Havre meet party and arrange their transportation Paris via early train. Also please have Navy representatives assist party wherever they go. 175318. 6476.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.