Secretary of State Robert Lansing to United States Embassy in London
December 8, 1917.
To American Embassy, London
From Department of State, signed Lansing
Dated December 7
Received December 8, 1917, 9.30 a.m.
No. Circular 7th.
Congress today passed and President signed Joint Resolution declaring war on Austria-Hungary.
Repeat to Bangkok, Tehran, Monrovia, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Athens, Christiana, The Hague, Petrograd, Jassy [Iasi], and to Paris who relays Berne, Rome, Madrid, Havre, Tangier and Lisbon.
(Repeated as instructed)
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B