File No. 14867/17.

Chargé O‘Shaughnessy to the Secretary of State.

No. 993.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 374, dated the 1st of November, 1909, in which is inclosed, for this embassy’s information, the copy of a note addressed by the Hon. Huntington Wilson, Acting Secretary of State, to the Austro-Hungarian ambassador in Washington, concerning the continued enjoyment by Austria-Hungary of the administrative provisions indicated in the diplomatic note which accompanied the American commercial agreement with Germany of April 22–May 2, 1907; and to report that the action of my Government in voluntarily and gratuitously granting this courtesy to Austria-Hungary has been received in this country with satisfaction, several members of the staff of the foreign office having expressed to me personally their appreciation.

I am, etc.,

Nelson O’Shaughnessy.