File No. 763.72114A/206

The Ambassador in Spain ( Willard) to the Secretary of State


1871. Department’s 1434, August 16, 3 p.m., and 1596, September 24, 5 p.m.1 Spanish Ambassador, Vienna, telegraphs as follows:

Austro-Hungarian Government is disposed to send delegates to the conference at Berne with the United States concerning an agreement relative to the feeding, treatment, and exchange of prisoners of war, asking to be informed as to date of this meeting and proposing also the discussion of the question of the reciprocal treatment and assist in [assistance to] civilians remaining in both belligerent countries.

Have repeated to Berne.

  1. Latter not printed.