Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Commander William R. Sayles, United States Naval Attaché at Paris
Copy of Telegram American Embassy
May 21st, 1917.
In connection with wishes of the French commission, the Department will send ten or more yachts for service against submarines off the coast of France. Leave here about June first. Request definite information in regard to supplying with coal and stores when based on the French Atlantic or Channel ports. 1420
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517. There is a note in the top left-hand corner of the document that reads: “COPY FOR THE/ INFORMATION OF/ VICE ADMIRAL SIMS.”