1. Reply of the President of the United States to the Peace Appeal of
the Pope, August 27, 1917 .
2. Address of the President of the United States Delivered at a Joint Ses-
sion of the Two Houses of Congress, December 4, 1917
3. War with the Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Government . 372
4. Joint Resolution Declaring that a State of War Exists between the
Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Government and the Gov-
ernment and the People of the United States, and Making Pro-
vision to Prosecute the Same
NOTE.-In Chapter I the references to the official correspondence of the
European Powers regarding the outbreak of the war of 1914 are made to
Diplomatic Documents Relating to the Outbreak of the European War, a work
in two volumes edited by the author of the present volume and issued by the
Oxford University Press in 1916. The references in parentheses are to the
pages of that publication, but the titles of the memoranda and the numbers
of the documents are given in each case, so that the reader can locate them
in other collections.
The references to The Hague Conventions and Declarations are made
throughout to a work entitled The Hague Conventions and Declarations of
1899 and 1907, edited by the author of this volume and issued by the Oxford
University Press in 1915, as this publication gives the reservations, signatures
and ratifications of the Powers, certified to by the Department of State of
the United States and the Netherland Government.