The Secretary of State to Ambassador Storer.

No. 142.]

Sir: With reference to previous correspondence on the subject of the seizure by the Hungarian authorities of prepaid steamship tickets purchased in this country by American citizens for the purpose of sending for their families, and with particular reference to the case of Mrs. Anna Tirpak, an American citizen, whose ticket was confiscated by the Hungarian authorities, I inclose copy of a letter from Messrs. C. B. Richard & Co., 31 Broadway, New York City,a from which it appears that the United Austrian Steamship Company now invites the turning over to it of the money paid in this country by Mrs. Tirpak and others.

This phase of the question is communicated to you for the embassy’s use in dealing with the whole subject.

I am, sir,

John Hay.
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