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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, j Document 

1 No. 1136. 



RELIEF, PROTECTION, AND TRANSPORTATION OF 
AMERICANS IN EUROPE. 



MESSAGE 

FROM THE 



PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, 

REQUESTING 

AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE RELIEF, PROTECTION, AND TRANS- 
PORTATION OF AMERICAN CITIZENS IN EUROPE. 



August 3, 1914.— Referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to 

be printed. 



To the Senate and House of Representatives : 

The present disturbances in Europe, with the consequent inter- 
ruption of transportation facilities, the increase in living expenses, 
coupled with the difficulty of obtaining money from this country, 
have placed a large number of American citizens, temporarily or 
permanently resident in Europe, in a serious situation and have 
made it necessary for the United States to provide relief and trans- 
portation to the United States or to places of safety. < 

The situation has also thrown upon our diplomatic and consular 
officers an enormous burden in caring for the interests of Americans 
in the disturbed areas and makes it necessary to provide for greatly 
increased expenses. 

In view of the exigency of the situation as above outlined, I recom- 
mend the immediate passage by the Congress of an act appropriating 
$250,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be placed at 
the disposal of the President, for the relief, protection, and trans- 
portation of American citizens, for personal services, and for other 
expenses which may be incurred in connection with or growing out of 
the existing disturbance in Europe. 

Woodrow Wilson. 

The White House, August 3, 1914. 

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