File No. 763.72114A/322

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland ( Stovall )

[Telegram]

3340. Your 5680, November 9, 1 p.m. In view of the present situation Department considers it advisable to postpone indefinitely American–Austro-Hungarian prisoners-of-war conference and instructs you to take the necessary steps to advise the Austro-Hungarian Government to this effect. The Swiss Government should also be informed that the proposed conference has been indefinitely postponed and you will extend to the Swiss Government the thanks of the United States Government for the courtesy of the Swiss Government in expressing its willingness to preside over this proposed conference. Inform Madrid.

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