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United States Department of State / The executive documents printed by order of the House of Representatives for the first session of the fifty-first Congress. 1889-'90
(1889-1890)

Austria-Hungary,   pp. 20-45 PDF (10.8 MB)


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                     AUSTRIA-HUNGARY.
                     Mr. JLawton to Mr. Bayard.
                               [Extract.]
No. 114.]                LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                 Vienna, February 1, 1889. (Received February 18.)
   SIR: On the 30th ultimo (January) it became my duty to announce
 to thee Department the sudden death of the Crown Prince of Austria-
 Hungary by a cable dispatch as follows:
 Crown Prince of Austria died suddenly early this morning in bed.
   As soon as the rumors regarding this important event reached this
 legation-about 2 o'clock p. m. of that day-I made a personal call, ac-
 companied by the secretary of legation, at the ministry of foreign
 affairs. At a very early hour in the morning of the 31st of January,
 I received the response of the Secretary, of State as follows:
 Express through appropriate channel the deep sorrow of the President and
people
.of the UDited States by reason of tho great bereavement suffered by Ilis
Majesty and
the people of Austria-Hungary in the death of the Crown Prince.
                                                          BAYARD.
  This message of condolence, accompaned by a note from this legation,
I handed personally to the ministry of foreign affairs at the earliest
hour practicable. The message and visit were received with evident
emotion and grateful recognition, both as to the tone and promptness
by which they were characterized.
  As the deceased Crown Prince was the only son of the Emperor, and
  the former left no son, the succession devolves upon Archduke Carl
  Ludwig, the brother of the present Emperor, and only one year or
  two younger, and then upon his sons.
       IJam, etc.,
                                                  A. R. LAWTON.
                     Mr. Lawton to Mr. Bayard.
No. 115.]                LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                 Vienna, February 5, 1889. (Received February 25.)
   SIR: In my dispatch No. 114, of February 1, 1889, I had the honor
 to make lnown to the Department that on receiving the cable dispatch
 expressing the sorrow and condolence of the President and people of
 the United States at the death of the Crown Prince of Austria-Hun-
 gary I had commupicated it by a note to the imperial and royal mi-
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