Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Naval District Commandant
10 Oct, 1916.
Commandants First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth Naval Districts.
Sigcode Navy Department desires exercises special vigilance to prevent violation our neutrality period Co-operate with Treasury Department in obtaining any information relative possible efforts supply belligerent vessels from our coast Acknowledge 13010
/a/ Daniels Josephus Daniels.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. In the top right hand corner is “MDH,” presumably the initials of the typist. In the top right-hand corner of the message are the identifying numbers “Op-13” and “N-2577.” In the top left-hand corner is: “TRANSLATION” which means that this message was in code and decoded. Below the signature is the designation “Class 2.”