File No. 711.6521/100
Ambassador Page to the Secretary of State
Rome, July 8, 1915.
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that upon the receipt of the Department’s unnumbered instruction of May 29th last relative to a formal notice to be given to the Italian Government of the desire of our Government to terminate the Treaty of 1878 with Italy, I communicated the contents of the Department’s instruction to the Royal Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs in the manner therein indicated.
I am to-day in receipt of an acknowledgment of my communication, signed by Baron Sonnino, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, of which the following is a translation:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs,
Rome, July 5, 1915.
Mr. Ambassador: In relation to your excellency’s esteemed note No. 596 of June 21st, I have the honor to inform you that the Government of the King takes notice of the denunciation made in that note by your excellency, in behalf of your Government, of the Italo-American Consular Convention of May 8, 1878—such denunciation to take effect, according to the terms of the Convention itself, on the 1st of the current month.
Pray accept [etc.]
Minister for Foreign Affairs
I have [etc.]