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Dec. 28, From the Secretary Recommends one general agree-
ment with Germany, cover-
ing all questions on treat-
ment of prisoners.
ment for prisoner relief will
posed reciprocal arrangement
ileges of prisoners.
certain U.S. invalid prisoners
captured by Germany.
to bring about agreement. 1126 May 15 To the Ambassador Spain is requested to inquire if in Spain (tel.)
Germans will meet U.S. dele
gates at Berne.
[Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) acceding to request for intern-
ment in Switzerland of U.S.
(Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) erts. Repatriation has been
repatriation or neutral in-
Case of Thomas McCarthy. 3583 June 6 From the Minister Urges definite proposals to
[Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) Germany regarding repatria-
tion and internment of invalid
bility of invalid prisoners for
ation. Special cases.
in Switzerland (tel.) negotiations with the United
States for agreement regard-
Switzerland (tel.) with Germany.
[Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) date for conference at Berne.
2211 July 1 To the Minister in Request that Germany set date Switzerland (tel.) for conference as soon as pos
sible. 2304 July 17 To the Minister in Request that Swiss GovernSwitzerland (tel.) ment nominate national to
preside over U.S.-German
(Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.)] offer to preside over confer-
ence if Germany agrees.
willing for Swiss national to
preside over conference. 2410 Aug. 6 To the Minister in Request that Germany be Switzerland (tel.) urged to make early decision
as to date for proposed con
[Rec'd dor in Spain (tel.) ence take place the middle
in Switzerland (tel.) ernment to preside over comAug. 16]
ing conference. Latter con
in Spain (tel.) to Berne conference.
the Commission to ations with Germany.
[Rec'd in Switzerland(tel.) sion to Berne conference.
dor in France (tel.): ty for Germans in Cuba, Pan-
ama, etc., and German re-
in France (tel.): to humane treatment of prison-
ers is approved.
on humane basis. Views re
Switzerland (tel.): Legations relative to treat-
ment of Germans in certain
Latin American countries. 2784 Sept. 24 To the Minister in Feasibility of presenting to the
Switzerland (tel.): conference the condition of
Belgians and French in occu-
amelioration. Instructions. 2789 Sept. 25 To the Minister in Conditional approval given
Switzerland (tel.): proposals relative to exchange to Garrett
and internment of prisoners.
2995 Sept. 25 To the Minister in Germany and Austria-Hun
Switzerland (tel.): gary notified that American
Red Cross, Y.M.C.A., etc.,
ment. Essential differences
of respective proposals.
(Rec'd Switzerland (tel.): ond meeting of conference.
Sept. 30) from Garrett
Switzerland (tel.): icans in Turkey, of possible
use as deterrent to German
claims and threats.
Switzerland (tel.): treatment of Germans in U.S.
Army, naturalized during the
Germany, and the converse.
1 From the Minister Free hand for commission re-
Switzerland (tel.): to employment of exchanged
and repatriated prisoners.
(Rec'd Switzerland (tel.): ration against internment or
deportation of Germans in
Switzerland (tel.): of treatment of Germans in
Cuba and Panama and of
Switzerland (tel.): to internment or deportation
of Germans in China not
Switzerland (tel.): advance payment to officer
Switzerland (tel.): change of civilian prisoners.
Switzerland (tel.): to Berlin for instructions.
of interned civilians.
can citizens Germans captured by German forces if naturalized after Aug. 4, 1914.
Oct. 25 From the Minister in Proposed U.S. declaration in
tion to transport to the
ject to compulsory labor.
other matters pending.
Switzerland (tel.): pay for officer prisoners; sec.
3648, Revised Statutes,
Switzerland (tel.): laration in conference regard-
ing transport of German pris
oners to the United States.
Switzerland (tel.): ment of Germans, naturalized
in the United States during the
Germany, and the converse.
sanitary personnel, and civil-
PROPOSED AMERICAN-AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN CONFERENCE
1434 Aug. 16, To the Ambassador Instructions to inquire through
gary is disposed to agree to a
ment regarding prisoners of 1871 Oct. 1 From the Ambassa- Austria-Hungary agrees to con[Rec'd dor in Spain (tel.) ference with
the United Oct. 2]
States to conclude agreement
regarding prisoners of war. 1629 Oct. 3 To the Ambassador Instructions for arranging date
in Spain (tel.) of proposed conference.
(Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) opening of conference be post-
Switzerland (tel.) poned. Instructions.
II. ENEMY ALIENS
TREATMENT OF ENEMY ALIENS
Feb. 4, From the Ambassa- | Interview with Zimmermann
allowing citizens or subjects of
both countries nine months in
which to leave in case of war. Feb. 10, From
Swiss Quotes German proposal of in1917 Minister
terpretive and supplementary agreement as to art. 23 of treaty of 1799 between the United States and Prussia.
416 Mar. 20, To the Swiss Minis- U.S: refusal to acquiesce in
Swiss Quotes German communica1917 Minister
tion denying violation of [Rec'd
treaties and accusing the Mar. 31)
United States of violations. 1364 Apr. 6, Proclamation
Formal declaration of a state of
war with Germany and regu-
toward alien enemies.
Germans not of military age
to enter the United States
Germans inimical to the
gation of the treaty of 1799.
against Germans desiring to
inimical to the United States.
dent's letter of May 8, supra. 353 May 11, From the Minister U.S. press representative re
1917 in Sweden (tel.) turning from Germany re-
ports conditions and general
attitude toward Americans
by Prisoners of War Relief
U.S. citizens in Germany and
Cases of Clayton and Whipple. 641 June 28, From the Ambassa- | Formalities alleged as causing 1917 dor in Spain (tel.) delay in departure of Ameri
cans from Germany and of
tained at Ellis Island.
Germans detained in the