Lieutenant Colonel James C. Breckinridge, United States Marine Corps, Naval Attaché in Stockholm, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED <July 20, 1918.> 21220 EJW
Origin Alusna Christiania Ser.No 86
Ref’d to Date
CS 20 July
86. your 91 and 93. From Swedish Minister Marine through Naval Attache Stockholm Sweden. QUOTE: Mine operations regarded as legitimate act of war and attracted no comment in press. UNQUOTE. 17020. 86.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The notation “28-3-1” appears in the upper-left corner and “File No 1/2/A/J” appears in the upper-right. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable.