File No. 863.001P85/8

The Chargé d’Affaires of Austria-Hungary to the Secretary of State


Excellency: I have the sad duty of informing your excellency that His Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty Franz Joseph I, my most gracious master, died at 5 minutes after 9 o’clock in the evening of November 21, after a short illness. I am instructed to request your excellency to bring this sad news to the knowledge of His Excellency the President of the United States.

Accept [etc.]

E. Zwiedinek