File No. 10624/4.

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


Delighted with your amiable telegram. I shall be also pleased to receive the American ambassador, Mr. Charles S. Francis, charged to convey to me your kind congratulations on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of my reign. I beg you, dear sir, to accept my heartfelt thanks for this new sign of your most appreciated friendship and the assurances of my sincere affection.

Francis Joseph.