I went to the American Embassy and had quite a long talk with Mr. Gerard, the Ambassador. He told me that as a British subject, I could hardly expect to find any way of leaving Germany. He told me he would try to ship me and the rest of the family to America if he could, but he doubted any possibility of doing so.
I received a passport as a British subject under the protection of the United States embassy. These passports are being issued to all British subjects.
Went out with C. to the little square once more. We were alone this evening and it was so beautiful.
I played the piano to C, and composed a song to her.
I then wrote the verses to her and presented them to her. They are on the opposite page.
Molony, William O'Sullivan, Diary, 9 August 1914