File No. 711.6321/87
Ambassador Penfield to the Secretary of State
Vienna, July 19, 1916.
Sir: Referring to the Department’s unnumbered instruction of May 29, 1915, relative to the intention of the United States to abrogate certain sections of the Treaties of May 8, 1848, and July 11, 1870, between the United States and Austria-Hungary, and enclosing copy of the Act of Congress of March 4, 1915 “An Act to Promote the Welfare of American Seamen,” and to my telegram No. 1218 of April 4th last,2 I have the honor now to transmit herewith a copy and translation of a Note from the Austro-Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs on this subject.
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