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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations

April 1st, 1918.

My dear Admiral,

          Referring to my two letters upon the same subject,1 I enclose herewith a letter recently received from Rear Admiral Wilson.2 I am glad to say that this apparently shows that he is now willing to cooperate with me and the staff, and that he has taken measures to suppress the damaging criticisms which were objected to.

          I sincerely hope that there will be no more trouble in this direction.

Very sincerely yours,                      

Source Note: LT, DLC-MSS, William Sims Papers, Box 23. Following the close, the letter is addressed, “Admiral W.S.Benson, U.S.N./Chief of Naval Operations,/Navy Department./Washington. D.C.”

Footnote 2: Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Patrol Squadrons Operating in European Waters. For Wilson’s letter, see: Wilson to Sims, 16 March 1918.

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