File No. 300.115P44/32

Memorandum of the Counselor for the Department of State (Polk)

Baron Zwiedinek, Chargé of the Austrian Embassy, called and presented affidavits of four seamen formerly employed on the steamer Petrolite.3 He pointed out that those statements, which had been made by the men after they had read the Petrolite note, were in conflict with some of the facts stated in our note to the Austrian [Page 280] Government on the subject of the Petrolite. I asked him to leave the affidavits with me and I would look them over. He said he was on the point of sending a message to his Government but would hold it until he saw me to-morrow.

F[rank] L. P[olk]
  1. Not printed.