File No. 10624/3.

The President of the United States to the Emperor of Austria.


I have charged Mr. Charles S. Francis, the American ambassador at Vienna, to convey to Your Majesty in person my sincere congratulations on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of Your Majesty’s accession. I beg that Your Majesty may be pleased to receive from him the expression of my best wishes for Your Majesty’s welfare and of my earnest desire that the peace, happiness, and prosperity of the Austrian and Hungarian peoples may long continue under Your Majesty’s benignant reign.

Theodore Roosevelt.