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PART XVII—Continued.
Suggestions Concerning the War Made by President Wilson December 18, 1916, and Replies of

Belligerents and Neutrals—Continued.

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1916.

Memorandum from the Lega- | Dec. 27" Text of Note of Swiss Federal Council, addressed to all

tion of Switzerland.

belligerents supporting President Wilson's peace sug-

gestions.

156 Minister Morris to the Secre- | Dec. 29 Quotes text of Swedish Government's note addressed to

tary of State (telegram).

belligerent nations expressing sympathy with President

Wilson's peace suggestions.

Memorandum from the Lega- Dec. 304 Text of note delivered by His Swedish Majesty's Govern-

tion of Sweden.

ment to the Governments of belligerent nations com-

mending President Wilson's peace suggestions.

529 Chargé Wilson to the Secretary ....do ... Incloses copy of Spanish note in reply to the circular note

of State.

of the President to belligerent and neutral powers, sug-

gesting that all nations now at war should declare their

respective views upon what terms present war might be

ended.

Consul General Murphy to the l....do.... Quotes Bulgarian reply to American note to belligerents of

Secretary of State (telegram).

Dec. 18, 1916.

1917.

858 Chargé Benson to the Secre Jan. 8 Quotes note of Jan 6, from Brazilian Minister for Foreign

tary of State.

Affairs replying to President Wilson's peace suggestions.

Minister Reinsch to the Secre- | Jan. 9 | Quotes Chinese reply to American note to belligerents of

tary of State (telegram).

Dec. 18, 1916.

Ambassador Sharp to the Sec Jan. 10 Quotes Belgian reply to American note to belligerents of

retary of State (telegram).

Dec. 18, 1916.

Ambassador Sharp to the Sec ....do ... Allied Government's reply to American note to belligerents

retary of State (telegram).

of Dec. 18, 1916.

Minister Jeffery to the Secre- Jan. 12 Reports receipt of a communication from Uruguayan Min-

tary of State (telegram).

ister for Foreign Affairs expressing sympathy with all

questions that will tend to terminate present war.

Memorandum from British Em Jan. 13 British supplemental reply to peace suggestions of Presi-

dent Wilson.

64 | The Chargé of Greece to the

Greece to the Jan. 15 | Transmits Greece's reply to the President's suggestions of

Secretary of State.

Dec. 18, 1916.

Minister Ewing to the Secre- Jan. 19 Submits translation of Honduran Government's reply to

tary of State.

President Wilson's note of Dec. 18. 1916.

Minister Caldwell to the Sec- ....do ... Transmits at request of Persian Minister for Foreign Affairs

retary of State (telegram).

the more important portion of the reply to the peace sug-

gestions of President Wilson.

Minister McMillin to the Sec- Jan. 20 Incloses copy of Peruvian Government's reply to President

retary of State.

Wilson's note of Dec. 18, 1916.

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1916. 4452 | Chargé Grew to the Secretary | Oct. 10 Reports action of German military authorities in demandof State (telegram).

ing lists of unemployed Belgians. 3497 The Acting Secretary of State Oct. 19 Informs him, if he should deem it advisable, he may draw to Chargé Grew (telegram).

to Foreign Minister's attention, informally and orally,

the action of German military authorities in Belgium.' 4511 Chargé Grew to the Secretary Oct. 23 States he has brought, informally and orally, to attention of State (telegram).

of Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs question

of Belgian laborers.
4535 Chargé Grew to the Secretary | Oct 27 | Reports he sought a further interview with the German
of State (telegram).

Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs regarding the en-
forcement of labor on Belgian citizens and pointed out
that this action, as it involved a definite breach of inter-

national law, would make a very bad impression abroad. 3539 The Secretary of State to Nov. 2 | Authorizes him to make request for an interview with the Chargé Grew (telegram).

Chancellor in regard to Belgian deportations and point
out the unfortunate impression which would be created

by the proposed policy in neutral countries.
The Secretary of State to | Nov. 29 Instructs him to obtain an interview with the German
Chargé Grew (telegram).

Chancellor and repeat that the United States Govern-
ment has learned of Germany's intention to deport from
Belgium a portion of the civilian population for the pur-
pose of forcing them to labor in Germany and is con-
strained to protest in a friendly spirit, but most solemnly,

against this action.
4756 | Chargé Grew to the Secretary | Dec. 20 Quotes note from German Foreign Office of Dec. 18, which
of State (telegram).

states that a number of the deported Belgian workmen

had been returned to Belgium. 4913 Chargé Grew to the Secretary Dec. 21 Transmits copy of order ssued by Governor General of of State.

Belgium May 15, 1916, regarding unemployed Belgian

citizens.

1917.
5397 Ambassador W. H. Page to the Jan. 2 Quotes statement received from Mr. Hoover saying there
Secretary of State (telegram).

has been no change in German policy since the Presi-
dent's protest and that deportation continues on a large

scale.
Minister Whitlock to the Sec- l...do..... Reports that it is difficult to obtain information that is
retary of State (telegram).

accurate regarding deportations, because facilities for

communication are lacking in Belgium. J.No. | The German Ambassador to the Jan. 8 Incloses memorial sent by German Government on the A 131 Secretary of State.

employment of Belgian laborers in Germany, refuting

the false statements of Germany's enemies.
491 Minister Whitlock to the Sec- Jan. 16 Reports at length on the deportation of Belgian workmen.

retary of State.
Minister Whitlock to the Sec- Jan. 17 States that summonses to appear for examination are being
retary of State.

sent out by German authorities directing the men to ap-
pear Jan, 20, at the Gare du Midi.

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PART XX.
Withdrawal of the American Minister from Belgium.

No.

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1917.
Statement given to the press.. Mar. 24 | Reviews facts leading up to the withdrawal of Minister

Whitlock from Belgium.

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PART XXI.
President Wilson's Address of January 22, 1917.

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United States to the Senate on Jan. 22, 1917.

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PART XXII. American Prisoners of War Taken to Germany on German Prize Ship "Yarrowdale.”

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Date.

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1917. 4909 Ambassador Gerard to the Sec- Jan. 19 Reports that English steamship Yarrowdale has been retary of State (telegram).

brought to Swinemunde as a prize, having on board 469

prisoners, among whom were 103 neutrals.
3809 | The Secretary of State to Am- | Jan. 22 | Inquires of him whether there were any American citizens
bassador Gerard (telegram).

among prisoners brought by the Yarroudale to Swine-
munde, and, if so, to give their names and American

addresses.
4919 Ambassador Gerard to the Sec- Jan. 24 Reports he had sent note to German Foreign Office Jan. 20
retary of State (telegram).

asking information as to whether there were any Amer-
icans among prisoners brought to Swinemunde. No
answer having been received, he was sending another

note.
4929 | Ambassador Gerard to the Sec- Jan. 26 Reports that a correspondent there had ascertained from
retary of State (telegram).

Under Secretary of State that there were some Americans
among the 107 neutrals brought by the Yarrowdale to
Swinemunde, and also that there was an acrimonious
divergence of opinion as to what position Government

should assume regarding them.
4949 Ambassador Gerard to the Sec- Jan. 30 Quotes note received from German Foreign Office Jan. 28,
retary of State (telegram).

stating there were a number of American citizens among
crews of the sunk armed English merchantmen Voltaire,
Mount Temple, and Georgia brought to Swinemunde
with the prize Yarrowdale and thereupon taken away

as prisoners of war.
4978 Ambassador Gerard to the Sec- | Feb. 1 Gives names obtained from German Foreign Office of per-
retary of State (telegram).

sons from crews of the sunk armed English merchantmen
Georgic, Mount Temple, and Voltaire, who claim to be

American citizens.
4992 Ambassador Gerard to the Sec- | Feb. 4 Reports he has been informed by Count Montgelas of the
retary of State (telegram).

Foreign Office that the American prisoners taken on the

Yarrowdale will be released at once.
Consul General Skinner to the Feb. 5 Reports arrival of two American citizens in London having
Secretary of State (telegram).

been sailors on British steamship Yarroudale, captured,
taken prisoners in Germany with 85 other American

citizens.
3650 Consul General Skinner to the Feb. 6 Incloses copy of a declaration made by Charles David
Secretary of State.

Green and Charles Quinn, members of the crew of the

steamship Yarrowdale.
The Minister of Switzerland in Feb. 12 Transmits communication from German Government stat-
charge of German interests in

ing the release of about 70 Americans brought in as
America to the Secretary of

prisoners of war by steamship Yarrowdale is conditional State.

to the German vessels in American waters not being

seized and their crews not being interned.
355 Ambassador Willard to the Sec- Feb. 17 | Reports he has been informed officially that American
retary of State (telegram).

prisoners brought in by Yarrou dale and such other non-
belligerents would be set at liberty within a very short

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269 The Secretary of State to Am- | Feb. 20 Instructs him to transmit to Spanish Ambassador at Berbassador Willard (telegram).

lin a formal demand for the immediate release of the

Yarrowdale prisoners. 370 Ambassador Willard to the Sec- Feb. 25 Reports he has been informed by Foreign Office that the retary of State (telegram).

Yarrowdale prisoners had been released on the 16th. 290 | The Secretary of State to Am- | Feb. 27 Instructs him to request Foreign Office to instruct Spanish bassador Willard (telegram).

Ambassador at Berlin to telegraph Department full re

port as regards Yarrowdale prisoners.
386 Ambassador Willard to the Sec- Mar. 2 Reports receipt of telegram from Spanish Ambassador at
retary of State (telegram).

Berlin which confirmed report that Yarrowdale prisoners
had been released Feb. 16 and were making preparations
to leave Germany when an English member of crew con-

tracted typhus.
The Minister of Switzerland in ...do..... Communicates cable of Mar. 1 from German Government,
charge of German interests in

stating the transfer of American sailors irom Yarrowdale
America to the Secretary of

to frontier has not as yet been possible because one of
State.

the British sailors in camp was found to be suffering
from typhus exanthematique. Their transfer to Swiss
frontier will probably take place Mar. 7, when quaran-

tine comes to an end.
481 Minister Egan to the Secretary | Mar. 3 Reports arrival in Copenhagen of American medical officers
of State (telegram).

released from prison camp at Karlsruhe, Germany.
Gives names of vessels captured and disposition of

officers and crews.
399 Ambassador Willard to the Sec- Mar. 7 | Reports statement by the doctor of the Spanish Embassy
retary of State (telegram).

at Berlin concerning condition of the Yarrowdale pris-
oners.

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PART XXII—Continued. American Prisoners of War Taken to Germany on German Prize Ship “Yarrowdale”—Contd.

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1917.
Ambassador Willard to the Sec- | Mar. 12 Departure of 59 American prisoners from Germany via
retary of State (telegram).

Sweden reported.
Minister Stovall to the Secre- ...do..... States 59 American prisoners from Yarrowdale arrived in
tary of State (telegram).

Zurich Mar. 11.
Minister Stovall to the Secre- | Mar. 16 | Informs Department of receipt of report from Consul Gen-
tary of State (telegram).

eral at Zurich that no complaint was made by men of
Yarrowdale of their treatment while on high seas or in
camp near Swinemunde, but after transfer to Branden-

burg their treatment by officers was harsh.
Minister Stovall to the Secre- / Mar. 18 | Reports having personally conversed with the crews on
tary of State (telegram).

board Yarrowdale as to the treatment received by them

and submits supplementary report. | Ambassador Willard to the Sec- ...do..... States Harlington, last American citizen of Yarrowdale retary of State (telegram).

prisoners, left for Denmark by Warnemunde Mar. 12.
Consul General Hurst to the Apr. 28 States remaining 26 members of Yarrowdale crew and 8
Secretary of State (telegram).

officers of the captured American steamer Seward sailed
from Barcelona Apr. 27 on steamship Alicante, due in
New York about May 14.

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PART XXIII.
Severance of Diplomatic Relations Between the United States and Germany.

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Date.

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1917.
The German Ambassador to the Jan. 31 | Announces Germany's intention of extending submarine
Secretary of State.

warfare.
The Secretary of State to the Feb. 3 Refers to previous correspondence between the two Gov-
German Ambassador.

ernments relating to submarine warfare and announces
that all diplomatic relations between the United States

and the German Empire are severed.
The Secretary of State to Am- | Feb. 3 | Instructs him to deliver a copy of following address of
bassador Penfield (telegram).

President Wilson to Congress on Feb. 3, 1917, to the For

eign Minister and distribute it to the press.
The Minister of Switzerland in Feb. 10 Transmits German Proposals relating to the Treaty of 1799.

Charge of German Interests
in America to the Secretary

of State.
Statement given to the press, | Feb. 12 ) American refusal to discuss submarine warfare against neu-
Feb. 12, 1917.

trals unless and until German Government renews its

assurances of May 4, 1916.
The Secretary of State to the Mar. 20 States the Government of the United States does not favor
Minister of Switzerland in

the proposed agreement to alter or supplement the
Charge of German interests

meaning of Article 23 of the Treaty of 1799. in America.

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PART XXIV.
Declaration of War Against the Imperial German Government.

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Informs them of President Wilson's address to special ses-
sion of Congress, Apr. 2, 1917, and quotes Joint Resolu-
tion declaring the existence of a state of war between
the Imperial German Government and the United

States.
Proclamation of the existence of a state of war between

the United States and Germany.

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PART XXV.

Severance of Diplomatic Relations Between the United States and Austria-Hungary.

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1917.
The Secretary of State to Am- | Feb. 14 | Instructs him to inquire of Austro-Hungarian Government
bassador Penfield (telegram).

as to the modification of that Government's pledge given

in the Ancona case.
Ambassador Penfield to the Mar. 2 Quotes aide memoire handed him by Austro-Hungarian
Secretary of State (telegram).

Government in reply to American inquiry as to the modi.
fication of Austria-Hungary's pledge given in the Ancona

case.
Chargé Grew to the Secretary | Apr. 8 Severance of diplomatic relations between the United
of State (telegram).

States and Austria-Hungary.

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PART XXVI.
Severance of Diplomatic Relations Between the United States and Turkey.

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1917. 2639 | Secretary of Embassy Tarler Apr. 20 States the Imperial Ottoman Government has informed to the Secretary of State (tel

Embassy it finds it necessary to rupture its diplomatic egram).

relations with the United States. “American interests

have been confided to the Swedish Minister
The Secretary of State to Am- | Apr. 23 Informs him of the severance of relations between the
bassador Sharp (telegram).

United States and Turkey and instructs him to suspend
all activities in her behalf and follow instructions out-
lined in Department's telegram Feb. 5th regarding

German interests.
The Secretary of State to Am- l...do..... Same, mutatis mutandis, as above.......

bassador W. H. Page (tele

gram).
The Secretary of State to Min- l...do....

ister Droppers (telegram).
The Secretary of State to ... do..........do.........

Chargé Wheeler (telegram).

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