The Minister in Rumania ( Culbertson ) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 29.]
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of a note on the subsoil rights of certain embatic lands in Rumania which I today handed in person to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and which I [Page 902] reinforced with additional observations. In view of the important American interests involved and the possible early enactment of the proposed law prejudicing those rights prompt action in this case seemed to me imperative. A telegraphic confirmation of my position, if approved by the Department, will aid me greatly in further efforts which I may have to make to protect American interests threatened by the proposed law.
I also have the honor to transmit herewith a memorandum on the status of the Rumanian Mining Law prepared by Mr. Hamilton C. Claiborne, Secretary of Legation.2 The embatic land question is discussed on pages 22 to 24. From time to time this memorandum will be used as the background for other despatches on the Mining Law and kindred subjects.
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