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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Vice Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Forces Based in France

Chronological Copy.                         File No. <50/1/5>

              Cablegram Sent      18 Sept 1918 Y-11

To Comfran Brest                       Serial No. 6476

Prep. by AC                  SX D.R.

                                      B

6476. Mr. Samuel Gompers the Labor Leader with total party of 7 arrives Havre from Southampton morning September 24. Department states “<no> private citizen in America has done more to make right public sentiment for a vigorous prosecution of war,” and directs that Navy extend every facility regarding transportation and opportunity to observe Navy’s work. Please have Port Officer Havre1 meet party and arrange their transportation Paris via early train. Also please have Navy representatives assist party wherever they go. 175318. 6476.

SIMS.              

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

Footnote 1: Lt. (jg) Frederick T. Lense.

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