Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Rear Admiral William S. Sims
RECEIVED: 8th May, 1917. TO: Naval Attache NO. 07307.
FOR ADMIRAL SIMS.
“The French Government has requested and the U.S. Navy Department contemplates the establishment of temporary bases at Bordeaux and at Brest with one line officer, one pay officer and one engineer officer. What is your advice. It is requested that you expedite your reply.”
NO. OF COPIES. 2. REFERENCE NO.
Source Note: C, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517. Someone has written “May 7, 1917,” at the top of this message. This was presumably the day it was composed and sent.