File No. 300.115/9561

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


1370. Your 1811,1 July 24. In acknowledging Austro-Hungarian Government’s aide mémoire of July 21 regarding Ancona, you may say that this Government therefore understands that the Government of Austria-Hungary is prepared to consider claims on the part of this Government for personal injuries and loss of lives of American citizens, and also claims for loss of freight shipped by American citizens on this vessel and for loss of baggage which American citizens had with them, and that this Government further understands that the Austro-Hungarian Government will not consider it necessary for American citizens to present claims to prize court in order to protect their interests.

  1. Ante, p. 284.