File No. 812.5034/34

Mr. Thurston, in charge of American interests, to the Secretary of State


Department’s 604, January 6, 4 p.m. to Parker. Refer Parker’s despatch No. 530 of September 2715 and enclosures. Local press published decree December 29 extending time limit in which foreigners desiring to acquire certain properties could renounce citizenship rights until April 15, 1917. A translation of this decree leaves in to-morrow’s pouch; also a translation of decree requested by the Department.