File No. 763.72/1795

The Ambassador in Italy (Page) to the Secretary of State


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.

Nelson Page