File No. 701.6311/196

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

No. 932]

Sir: Adverting to the Department’s telegraphic instruction No. 887 of September 8 last,1 and succeeding correspondence, I have the honor to transmit herewith enclosed a copy with translation of a communication from Baron Burian, Austro-Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs, giving formal notice of the recall by the Emperor-King Francis Joseph of Dr. Constantin Dumba from his post as Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Ambassador at Washington.

I have [etc.]

Frederic C. Penfield

The Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs (Burian) to the American Ambassador (Penfield)

No. 106, 067/2]

In view of the exceedingly difficult and uncertain connection with the Imperial and Royal Embassy in Washington, the undersigned has the honor to have recourse to the courtesy of his excellency Mr. Frederic Courtland Penfield, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States of America, with the most respectful request to inform the Government of the United States of America that under the most high decision of His Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty, my most gracious Sire, of November 4, 1915, Dr. Konstantin Theodor Dumba, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, was recalled from his post at Washington.

The undersigned avails himself [etc.]

  1. Ante, p. 933.