File No. 763.72111N39/6
The Italian Chargé d’Affaires (Borghetti) to the Secretary of State
Manchester, Massachusetts, August 4, 1914.
[Received August 6.]
By order of my Government, I have the honor to bring to your excellency’s knowledge that, in the face of the actual conflict among several European powers, Italy, being in a state of peace with all the contending parties, intends to remain neutral, consequently pledging herself to observe the duties that according to the laws in existence and the principles of international law arise from such state of neutrality.
While informing your excellency of the above, I avail [etc.]