File No. 763.72/8563

The Ambassador in Chile ( Shea) to the Secretary of State


Reply of Foreign Office to notice of our declaration of war against Austria as follows:

In line with the position maintained by my Government with respect to the present world conflagration, it cannot contemplate without regret the further extension of the radius of the struggle, but however that may be, it receives the information which Your Excellency transmitted with all the interest consequent to the old ties of friendship and sympathy that unite our respective countries.