The Commissioner at Vienna ( Frazier ) to the Secretary of State

No. 391

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your instruction numbered 398 and dated October 24th, 1921, transmitting the President’s instruments of ratification of the treaty between the United States and Austria signed at Vienna on August 24, 1921 and directing me to exchange them for corresponding instruments of ratification on the part of Austria.

In reply I have the honor to state that in conformity with your instruction I effected this exchange today with the Federal Chancellor of Austria, Herr Schober. To avoid any question being raised by Herr Schober with regard to the form of the resolution by which the Senate gave advice and consent to the ratification of the treaty, I explained to him that the terms of the resolution which follows the actual treaty referred to matters of domestic policy and procedure of the United States and consequently did not concern the Austrian Government. The Federal Chancellor expressed himself as fully satisfied with my explanation.

I have the further honor to transmit herewith enclosed the Austrian instrument of ratification and the protocol attesting the exchange of ratification duly signed by the Federal Chancellor and myself.10

I have [etc.]

Arthur Hugh Frazier
  1. Enclosures not printed.