File No. 763.72/1795
The Ambassador in Italy (Page) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 24, 8.30 a. m.]
294. Have just received the following translation:
The Royal Minister for Foreign. Affairs has the honor to bring to the knowledge of the American Embassy that Italy considers herself from to-morrow [Page 36] in a state of war with Austria-Hungary. The Embassy of the United States is requested to send this communication as soon as possible to its Government.
Have telegraphed via Berne to Berlin, Vienna, and Constantinople.