File No. 19913/4–7.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé of Austria-Hungary.

No. 483.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 25th ultimo, in which, with reference to the department’s note of July 23 last, you invite attention to the fact that your Government considers that in certificates of naturalization issued in the United States to former Austrians and Hungarians, it is of the greatest importance that the title of your Sovereign should always read “His Majesty the Emperor of Austria and Apostolic King of Hungary,” regardless of the circumstance whether the person naturalized was an Austrian or a Hungarian subject.

In reply I have the honor to advise you that, pursuant to your request, it has afforded the department pleasure to communicate the contents of your note to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, who has been asked to bring the matter to the attention of the proper officials of his deparment in order that they may take due note of the Imperial-Royal style hereafter to be used.

Accept, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.