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Dec. 22, To the British Am- Shipments of U.S. supplies for
1917 bassador

Russian prisoners negligible:
Further shipments will be

discouraged.
665 Dec. 29, From the British Reasons for British recom-
1917 Ambassador

mendations for discontinu-
ance of supplies to Russian

prisoners.
Jan. 2, To the Counselor of Licenses for supplies to Rus-
1918 the British Em- sian and Rumanian prisoners
bassy

will be withheld pending out-
come of negotiations for sep-

arate peace.
8243 Jan. 12 From the Ambassa- British request for U.S. opinion

dor in Great Brit- on detaining mail relating to
ain (tel.)

provisioning Russian prison6243 Jan. 14 To the Ambassador All licenses for U.S. supplies to

in Great Britain Russian prisoners revoked,
(tel.)

hence censorship of U.S. mail

unnecessary:
8455 | Jan. 31 From the Ambassa- British inquiry as to censor-

dor in Great Brit- ship of mail regarding transfer
ain (tel.)

of money through neutral

country to Russian prisoners. 6609 Feb. 18 To the Ambassador Transmission of funds to Rus

in Great Britain sian prisoners discouraged.
(tel.)

Detaining of mail on the sub-
ject via neutral countries ap-

proved.
5057 Oct. 5 From the Minister Inter-Allied Commission of

(Rec'd in Switzerland Berne refuses to send supplies
Oct. 7] (tel.): Dresel to to Russian prisoners. U.S.
W.T.B.

ruling requested.
3137 | Oct. 17 To the Minister in Action of Allied Blockade

Switzerland (tel.): Committee sustained in re-
W.T.B. to Dresel fusing shipments for Russians.

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Sept. 17, To the British Am- Encloses draft of proposed
1917 bassador; mutatis agreement between the

mutandis, to the United States and Great Brit-
representatives of ain providing for reciprocal
certain other coun- military service.

tries
5691 Oct. 30, . To the Ambassador Instructions regarding trans-
1917 in Great Britain mittal of British counterdraft
(tel.)

of proposed convention.
7571 Oct. 31, From the Ambassa- Quotes text of British counter-

1917 dor in Great Brit- draft of proposed convention.
[Rec'd

ain (tel.)
Nov: 1]
5769 Nov. 10, To the Ambassador Transmits text of U.S. counter-
1917 in Great Britain draft of proposed convention.
(tel.)

Explanations and inquiries. 5918 Nov. 28, To the Ambassador Further changes in draft con1917 in Great Britain vention proposed. Concise (tel.)

form desired as model for agreements with other countries.

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7847 Nov. 30, From the Ambassa- Quotes British note submitting

1917 dor in Great Brit- an amended draft convention.
(Rec'd ain (tel.)

Dec.1-3]
5956 Dec. 5, To the Ambassador The United States agrees in
1917 in Great Britain the main to suggested changes
(tel.)

in draft convention. Com

ments and explanations.
6054 Dec. 18, To the Ambassador Canada's acceptance of provi-
1917 in Great Britain sions of art. 4 of draft con-
(tel.)

vention awaited. Explana-
tions regarding declarants

and exemptions.
3041 Jan. 7, To the Ambassador Transmits draft of proposed
1918 in France (tel.); conscription agreement be-

similar tel. to the tween the United States and
Ambassador in Great Britain. Similar agree-
Italy

ment with France desired. 6251 Jan. 15 To the Ambassador Reasonable delay in signing

in Great Britain agreement proposed, with
(tel.)

view to awaiting Canada's

acceptance of art. 4. 8382 Jan. 24 From the Ambassa- British proposed wording of

[Rec'd dor in Great Brit- art. 4.

Jan.25) ain (tel.)
6390 Jan. 30 To the Ambassador Quotes texts of British and

in Great Britain Canadian draft agreements.
(tel.)

Certain important modifica-
tions suggested to Great Brit-
ain. Canadian agreement in-

itialed.
8440 Jan. 30 From the Ambassa- British proposal that British

dor in Great Brit- subjects under conscription
ain (tel.)

agreement be immediately

called to service.
6421 Feb. 2 To the Ambassador U.S. objection to proposal for

in Great Britain immediate conscription
(tel.)

British subjects under con

scription agreement.
8580 Feb. 8 From the Ambassa- | Great Britain will not press

dor in Great Brit- further question of immediate
ain (tel.)

compulsory military service of
its subjects in the United

States.
1412 Feb. 11 From the Ambassa- Quotes Italian note approving

[Rec'd dor in Italy (tel.) proposed conscription agree-
Feb. 12]

ment, with certain slight

changes.
8623 Feb. 12 From the Ambassa- | Quotes British note, Feb. 11,

dor in Great Brit- accepting U.S. modification
ain (tel.)

of draft convention with

slight changes.
6565 Feb. 14 To the Ambassador U.S. acceptance of changes in

in Great Britain draft convention; signature
(tel.)

urged.
3193 Feb. 16 To the Ambassador Transmits new draft of pro-
in France (tel.) posed conscription agreement

with France; early action imperative.

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1078 Feb. 16 To the Ambassador Transmits new draft of pro-
in Italy (tel.) posed conscription agreement

with Italy; early action im-
perative. Comments

Italy's suggested changes. 8720 Feb. 18 From the Ambassa- Quotes British note, Feb. 18,

dor in Great Brit- stating British commissioner
ain (tel.)

authorized to sign convention
and suggesting that ratifica-

tions be exchanged in London.
Feb. 20 To President Wilson Military service conventions

with Great Britain and Can-
ada, together with exchange
of notes on art. 1, submitted

for ratification.
3242 Feb. 23 From the Ambassa- France accepts terms of con-

[Rec'd dor in France (tel.) | vention, reserving consent re-
Feb. 24]

garding draft age; other

points to be adjusted.
1430 Feb. 23 From the Ambas- Conditions under which Italy

(Rec'd sador in Italy (tel.) will accept proposed conven-
Feb. 24]

tion.
1089 Feb. 26 To the Ambassador Necessity for uniformity in con-
in Italy (tel.) ventions with cobelligerents;

explanations and suggestions. 1462 Mar. 10 From the Ambassa- Quotes Italian note stating dor in Italy (tel.) adjustment of differences sat

isfactory and Italian Ambas-
sador being authorized to

sign convention.
3445 Mar. 25 From the Ambassa- Quotes French note objecting

[Rec'd dor in France (tel.) to draft age limit in proposed
Mar. 26]

convention.
May 3 To the British Am-Certain amendments to mili-

bassador on Spe- tary conventions with Great
cial Mission

Britain and Canada pro-
posed at request of members

of Senate.
585 | May 29 From the British Substantial agreement with

A m bas sa d or regard to proposed amend

on Special Mission ments to conventions.
June 4 To President Wilson Resubmission of British and

Canadian conventions to the

Senate, with amendments. 1425 June 11 To the Ambassador Changes in proposed Italian in Italy (tel.) convention, corresponding to

those made in British and
Canadian conventions, sub-

mitted for adoption by Italy. 4481 | June 11 To the Ambassador Changes in proposed French in France (tel.) convention, corresponding to

those made in British and
Canadian conventions, sub-

mitted for adoption by France. 4784 June 27 To the Ambassador Immediate signature of mili

in France (tel.); tary service convention urged.
mutatis mutandis,
to the Ambassador

in Italy
1787 June 30 From the Ambassa- Quotes Italian note making

(Rec'd dor in Italy (tel.) further concessions and exJuly 1]

planations regarding military service convention.

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1796 July 2 From the Ambassa- Italians who do military servdor in Italy (tel.) ice in the U.S. Army obtain

remittal of the exemption tax

in Italy.
July 3 To the Chargé in Transmits instruments of rati-
Great Britain fication of conventions with

authorization to effect ex-
changes; also general certifi-
cate of exemption of U.S. citi-

zens outside military age limit.
July 17 From the Greek Greece ready to sign military
Minister

convention. Suggested for-
mation of Greek regiments in
the United States for service

in the Balkans.
June 3 Convention between Relating to military service of

the United States U.S. citizens in Great Britain
and Great Britain and of British subjects in the

United States.
June 3 Convention between Relating to military service of

the United States U.S. citizens in Canada and of
and Great Britain Canadians in the United

States.
July 30 General Executive Exempting from military serv-
Certificate

ice U.S. citizens in Great
Britain who are outside U.S.

compulsory-service age limit. 2195 Aug. 3 To the French Am- U.S. pleased to proceed to sigbassador

nature of convention with
France, rights being reserved
in behalf of Frenchmen who

have become U.S. citizens.
Aug. 5 To the Greek Lega- U.S. readiness to sign conven-
tion

tion with Greece; refusal to
concur in suggested organiza-
tion of Greek regiment in the

United States.
Aug. 15 To the Italian Am- Interpretation of art. 1 of con-
bassador

vention as regards "enroll-
ment” and age fixed for con-
scription of U.S. citizens in

Italy.
2112 Aug. 19 From the Italian Italy acquiesces in U.S. inter-
[Rec'd Ambassador

pretation of art. 1 of military Aug. 20)

convention.
456 Oct. 15 To the Italian Am- Inquiry as to status in Italy of
bassador

U.S. citizens of Italian birth
exempted from military duty

in United States.
2538 Oct. 17 From the Italian Italian regulations governing
Ambassador

U.S. citizens of Italian birth
exempted from military duty

in United States.
Sept. 3 Convention between Providing for reciprocal mili-

the United States tary service.

and France
Aug. 24 Convention between Providing for reciprocal mili-

the United States tary service.

and Italy
Aug. 30 Convention between Providing for reciprocal mili-

the United States tary service. and Greece

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7142 Sept. 11 From the Ambassa- Quotes British note, Sept. 5, 1917 dor in Great Brit- regarding penal military jurisain (tel.)

diction over U.S. forces in

Great Britain.
Oct. 1, From the French Encloses British-French dec-
1917 Ambassador

laration on penal military ju-
[Rec'd

risdiction and suggests similar Oct. 5]

U.S.-French agreement.
2023 Jan. 3, To the French Am- President Wilson authorizes
1918 bassador

settlement, by exchange of
notes, of question of penal
military jurisdiction over U.S.
and French forces. Quotes

draft note of agreement.
Jan. 14 From the French France accepts terms of agree-
[Rec'd Ambassador

ment regarding penal military
Jan. 16]

jurisdiction over French and

U.S. forces.
8333 Jan. 21 From the Ambassa- Quotes British note, Jan. 18,

[Rec'd dor in Great Brit- relative to maintenance of dis-
Jan. 22] ain (tel.)

cipline among U.S. troops in
Great Britain; and memoran-
dum of Judge Advocate Gen-

eral.
Jan. 26 From the French Suggested exchange of notes
(Rec'd Ambassador

for reciprocal delivery of de-
Feb. 1]

serters from French and U.S.

Armies.
6461 Feb. 5 To the Ambassador Acceptance of British sugges-

in Great Britain tions for cooperation in penal
(tel.)

jurisdiction over U.S. military
forces in Great Britain. Ad-
visability of formal agree-

ment.
Mar. 3 From the French Suggested formula to be in-
[Rec'd Ambassador

serted in proposed notes re-
Mar. 5]

garding reciprocal delivery of
deserters from French and

U.S. Armies.
9101 Mar. 18 From the Ambassa- Quotes British note, Mar. 15,

[Rec'd dor in Great Brit- containing draft regulations
Mar. 19] ain (tel.)

and draft order of Army
Council to legalize British co-
operation in discipline of U.S.

troops in Great Britain.
9748 | Apr. 27 From the Ambassa- Quotes British note, Apr. 26,

dor in Great Brit- containing supplementary
ain (tel.)

provisions for order of Army
Council and suggesting formal

agreement with United States: 7668 May 10 ; To the Ambassador Regulations set forth in tele

in Great Britain gram of Mar. 18 are accept-
(tel.)

able.
2164 June 7 To the French Am- President Wilson authorizes
bassador

settlement, by exchange of notes, of question of reciprocal delivery of deserters from French and U.S. Armies.

Quotes draft note of agreei

ment.

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