File No. 704.5467/2.

The President of Switzerland to the Swiss Legation.

[Telegram received at the Legation on November 12, 1914, and copied to the Secretary of State November 14, 1914.]

Please ask the United States Government to kindly cable authorization to its Embassy in Constantinople that United States representatives protect in the Ottoman Empire such citizens of Switzerland as are asking for such protection. This will mostly affect Swiss citizens previously under the protection of Powers now at war with Turkey.

President of Confederation.