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Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt, to Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels

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Secnav    -    HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL.

It is possible that Sir Sric Geddes1 and one of the Sea Lords may come to Washington leaving in about three weeks partly to return my visit and Benson’s2 and partly to discuss future plans with you. Their visit would be very short. I think it would be nice if you would cable Geddes expressing hope he will come.

(Signed) Roosevelt,

Sent 8/28/18                       SIMS.3

(Intd:) E.G.B.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: First Sea Lord Sir Eric Geddes.

Footnote 2: Adm. William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations. Benson was in Europe from October to November 1917.

Footnote 3: VAdm. William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters. For more, see: Daniels to Geddes, 30 August 1918.

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