File No. 365.117/533
Ambassador Page to the Secretary of State
Rome, March 19, 1917.
Sir: Referring to Department’s instruction No. 469 of January 9, 1917, directing the Embassy to endeavor to obtain permission for the return to the United States of Annibale Donati, born in Italy February 1, 1887, I have the honor to enclose herewith the translation of a note received today from the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs stating that the Ministry of War declines to release him from military service.
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