File No. 125.187

The Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (Penfield) to the Secretary of State


976. Consul Young, now at Čačak, Servia, requests permission to return to Belgrade while within Austro-Hungarian military jurisdiction. Is he subordinate this Embassy or Legation at Bucharest? Since question certain to arise, request prompt departmental ruling. Am convinced military authorities would not permit inter communication between official in inner war zone and neutral capital.