Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss

Chronological Copy.                         File No. <22/5/5>

Cablegram Received July <5, 1918.> 21005 RES

Origin Opnav Washington                          Ser. No. 8129

     S-1 6 July

     Clear

Simsadus.

8129. For Admiral Wem<y>ss. I deeply appreciate your cordial telegram.1 The Fourth of July is symbolic of a great awakening for the English speaking race and of mutual benefit <to> all its offspring whether they be in one hemisphere or the other. The fact that this anniversary has been celebrated in old England by Americans and British alike is eloquent proof <to> all the world that our forces stand side by side in championing the cause of liberty and justice for all mankind. 16005. 8129.

Benson        

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable.

Footnote 1: Wemyss' telegram to Benson has not been found.

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