File No. 711.6321/90
Ambassador Penfield to the Secretary of State
Vienna, January 30, 1917.
Sir: Adverting to my telegram No. 1668 of the 29th instant, relative to the desire of the Government of the United States to abrogate by an exchange of notes certain sections of the treaties with Austria-Hungary of May 8, 1848 and July 11, 1870, in view of an act of Congress dated March 4, 1915 and entitled “An Act to Promote the Welfare of American Seamen”, I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy and translation of a further note received from the Austro-Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, No. 782/8 of January 16th, in which the Imperial and Royal Government expresses the desire to be informed at an early date of the reply of the United States to certain questions raised by its note of July 13th last, a copy of which was forwarded with my despatch No. 1781 of July 19, 1916.
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