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VII. LEGAL STATUS OF MEMBERS OF AMERICAN FORCES IN

EUROPE-Continued

No.

Date

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July 3 From the French France accepts terms of pro-
(Rec'd Ambassador

posed arrangement for recip-
July 8]

rocal delivery of deserters

from French and U.S. Armies. 81 July 5 To the Belgian Min- President Wilson authorizes

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

draft note of agreement.
264 July 17 To the Chargé in British supplementary provi-
Great Britain (tel.) sions in note of Apr. 26 not

acceptable. Reasons.
July 11 From the French Suggested solution for awk-
[Rec'd Ambassador

ward situation arising from
July 17]

finding French deserters or
delinquents among noncom-

batant U.S. troops.
2216 Aug. 24 To the French Am- Steps taken to correct situation
bassador

where French deserters or de-
linquents are found among

noncombatant U.S. forces.
Sept. 6 From the Belgian Belgium accepts terms of
[Rec'd Minister

agreement on penal military Sept. 9]

jurisdiction over U.S. and Bei

gian forces. 4452 Dec. 9 From the Chargé in Further negotiations relative Great Britain (tel.) to maintenance of discipline

among U.S. troops in Great

Britain. 4160 Jan. 20, To the Ambassador Favorable to agreement with 1919 in Great Britain Great Britain on terms simi(tel.)

lar to those of Franco-Ameri

can agreement of Jan. 3-14. 1469 Mar. 21, From the Ambassa- British view that, owing to 1919 dor in Great Brit- present military situation, it ain (tel.)

is unnecessary to proceed with

agreement. 5106 Apr. 11, To the Ambassador Proposed agreement deemed 1919 in Great Britain desirable; request for draft (tel.)

for consideration.
837 June 5, From the Chargé in Encloses British note, May 31,

1919 Great Britain containing draft of proposed
[Rec'd

U.S.-British agreement re-
June 28]

garding penal military juris

diction.
July 13, From the French Expediency of continuing pe-
1919 Ambassador

military jurisdiction
(Rec'd

agreement.
July 16]
Aug. 10," To the French Am- Suggestion that penal military
1919 bassador

jurisdiction agreement be con-
tinued until 30 days after
notice of termination by

either Government.
5804 | Aug. 13, To the Ambassador Quotes U.S. draft note of agree-
1919 in Great Britain ment relative to penal mili-
(tel.)

tary jurisdiction, for submission to Great Britain.

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EUROPE—Continued

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From and to whom

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Aug. 29, From the French France accepts arrangement
1919 Ambassador

for continuation of penal
(Rec'd

military jurisdiction agreeAug. 30]

ment, to be terminated after

30-day notice.
Sept. 2, TO the Belgian Suggestion that penal military
1919 Chargé

agreement be continued un-
til 30 days after notice of ter-
mination by either Govern-

ment.
Oct. 20, From the Belgian Belgium favorable to proposed
1919 Chargé

continuation of arrangement
[Rec'd

relative to military penal Oct. 21)

jurisdiction. Inquiry as to

date of notice of modification. Oct. 25, To the Appointed Date on which notice of modi1919 Belgian Ambassa- fication of termination of dor

agreement will be given; also

question of effective date.
Nov. 10, From the Appointed Modification of termination of
1919 Belgian Ambassa- agreement considered as ef-
[Rec'd
dor

fective from Oct. 20, 1919;
Nov. 12]

published Nov. 8. 3563 Dec. 20, From the Ambassa- British attitude toward con1919 dor in Great Brit- cluding convention regarding ain (tel.)

penal military jurisdiction. 6310 Dec. 26, To the Ambassador Proposed convention necessary 1919 in Great Britain as long as any U.S. forces re(tel.)

main in Great Britain. 23 Jan. 6, From the Ambassa- British inquiry as to reason 1920 dor in Great Brit- why the United States deems ain (tel.)

convention desirable.
88 Jan. 30, To the Ambassador U.S. forces having been with-
1920 in Great Britain drawn from British territory,
(tel.)

proposed convention no long-
er necessary.

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VIII. MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS
MARRIAGES OF MEMBERS OF AMERICAN FORCES IN FRANCE

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Jan. 26, From the French Proposed agreement regarding
1918 Ambassador

regulations for marriages of
(Rec'd

U.S. soldiers to French wom-
Feb. 1]

en. Encloses arrangements
arrived at by British and

French on subject.
2097 Mar. 12 To the French Am- Pershing's views on regulations
bassador

regarding marriages of U.S.

soldiers to French women. Mar. 28 From the French Bases upon which France [Rec'd Ambassador

deems possible an agreement Apr. 1]

regarding marriages of U.S.

soldiers to French women. Apr. 30

From the French Urgency of concluding agree(Rec'd Ambassador

ment regulating marriages of May 1]

U.S. soldiers to French women. Provisions proposed.

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2158 June 12 To the French Am- Encloses forms of affidavits,
bassador

etc., to be used in marriages
of U.S. soldiers to French

women. Explanations.
July 28 From the French Importance of penal legislation
(Rec'd Ambassador

in United States against U.S.
July 31]

soldiers guilty of perjury in
making out marriage affida-

vits.
2333 Sept. 14 To the French Am- Army regulations exist for
bassador

punishment of U.S. soldiers
guilty of perjury or bigamy.
Legislation also being pro-

posed.
Nov. 7 From the French Proposal of exchange of notes
[Rec'd Ambassador

to record agreement for regu-
Nov. 9]

lating marriages of U.S. sol-
diers to French women. En-

closes draft note of agreement. 2289 Nov. 27 To the French Am- Marriage regulations to include bassador

all U.S. forces abroad now
under consideration of War

and Navy Departments.
Feb. 3, To the French Encloses draft of proposed bill
1919 Chargé

to regulate marriages of per-
sons in U.S. military and
naval forces in foreign coun-

tries.
June 22, From the French Draft bill meets with approval
1919 Chargé

of France. Certain modifi-
[Rec'd

cations suggested.
June 30]
Aug. 1, To the French Am- Impracticable nature of sug-
1919 bassador

gested modification of draft

bill.
Sept. 26, From the French France desists from objections
1919 Ambassador

to draft bill and desires that
[Rec'd

its introduction to Congress
Sept. 29]

be expedited.
Oct. 21, 1 To the French Am- Draft bill relative to marriages
1919 bassador

of U.S. soldiers and sailors
submitted to Congress. [Foot-
note states bill not made
law.]

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ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF THE LAWS OF WAR

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2615 Feb. 11, From the Chargé in Quotes appeal of International
1918 Switzerland (tel.) Committee of Red Cross,

Feb. 6, against use by armies
of asphyxiating and poisonous

gases.
2617 | Feb. 11 From the Chargé in Red Cross appeal to President

[Rec'd Switzerland (tel.) Wilson to secure Allied action
Feb. 12]

against use of poisonous gases. 3212 Feb. 21" To the Ambassador Inquiry as to tenor of identic in France (tel.) note suggested by French

Ambassador as reply of Allies
to Red Cross appeal.

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Rec'd dor in France (tel.) to appeal of Red Cross, based
Apr. 12]

on resolution of Supreme

War Council. 3072 Apr. 13 From the Minister in Résumé of proposed identic re- 782

[Rec'd Switzerland (tel.) ply of Allies to appeal of Red
Apr. 15)

Cross, submitted for approval. 434 Apr. 24 From the British U.S. concerted action with 783 [Rec'd Embassy

Allies suggested in requiring
Apr. 25)

effective guaranty from Ger-
many for discontinuance of

use of poisonous gases. 3275 May 7 | From the Minister in British Minister instructed to 783

[Rec'd Switzerland (tel.) present to Red Cross identic
May 9]

reply regarding poisonous

gases. 1926 May 17 To the Minister in Instructions to present to Red 784 Switzerland (tel.) Cross note suggested by

French Ambassador regarding

poisonous gases. 147 July 5 To the Consul Gen- Protest to Bulgaria on behalf of 784 eral at Sofia

Greece against ill-treatment
of Greeks in Macedonia; re-

quest for remedial measures.
Sept. 19 From the Swiss Transmits German protest

785 Chargé

against use of shotguns by
U.S. Army and threat of repris-

als.
Sept. 28 To the Swiss Chargé Reply to German protest, de- 785

fending use of shotguns by
U.S. Army and giving notice
of reprisals if German threats

are carried out. 5801 Oct. 4 To the Ambassador President Wilson opposes sug- 786 in France (tel.) gested double retaliation for

Austrian executions of Allied
aviators bearing manifestos.

U.S. counterproposal. 4592 Sept. 24 From the Minister Encloses press account of Ger- 787

[Rec'd in Switzerland man reply to Red Cross pro-
Oct. 15]

test against use of poisonous

gases. Nov. 2 From the Swiss Encloses German note relative 788 Chargé

to air raids on German terri

tory. Nov. 2 From the Belgian German orders for destruction 789 Minister

of Belgian mines. 287 Nov. 7 To the Swiss Min- U.S. protest to Germany 790 ister

against contemplated destruc

tion of Belgian mines. Nov. 11 From the Swiss Min- Transmits German denial 791 [Rec'd ister

that destruction of Belgian Nov. 12]

mines has begun.

PASSPORT AND VISA REGULATIONS

2619 May 11, Executive order

1917

791

Amendment to Consular Reg-
ulations: verification of U.š.
passports and visa of foreign
passports.

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May 29, To the diplomatic Instructions regarding verifi-
1917 and principal con- cation of U.S. passports and

sular officers in cer- visa of foreign passports.

tain countries (tel.) 94343-N June 5, The Secretary of Formal request not to trans1917 Commerce to cer- port any U.S. citizens or aliens tain steamship lines departing from the United

States without valid passports. 535 July 26, To the diplomatic Encloses joint order of Secre1917 and consular offi- taries of State and Labor recers

quiring passports, etc., from
aliens desiring to enter United
States; also declaration form
for aliens about to depart.

Instructions and regulations. 1473 Aug. 8, Proclamation Regulating the issuance of 1918

passports and granting of per-
mits to depart from and en-

ter the United States.
2932 | Aug. 8 Executive order Prescribing further rules and

regulations governing issu-
ance of permits to enter and
leave the l'nited States.

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EXPATRIATION AND REPATRIATION

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war.

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5676 Oct. 27, To the Ambassador Certificates of repatriation are
1917 in Great Britain provided for Americans who

(tel.); to repeat to served in armed forces of
Paris, Rome, and Allies.

Petrograd
568 Dec. 28, To the diplomatic Instructions regarding applica-
1917 and consular officers tion of act declaring no U.S.

citizen may expatriate him

self when this country is at 246 Sept. 5, To the British Am- Status of W. E. Mellen, U.S. 1918 bassador on Special citizen, who has applied for Mission

naturalization under Cana

dian law.
628 Sept. 26, To the diplomatic Instructions regarding repa-
1918 and consular officers triation of U.S. citizens who

have taken oaths of allegiance
to Allied Powers for military

service.
302 Apr. 23, From the British Question arising in Cape Town,
1919 Ambassador

Africa, of recognizing natu-
Special Mission ralization of U.S. citizens as

British subjects in time of

Citation of treaty of

1870.
July 19, To the British Argument upholding act. for-
1919 Chargé

bidding expatriation of U.S. citizens in time of war. Case of J. C. Bull and R. J. Mahaffery.

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