Mr. Anderson to Mr. Bayard.
Copenhagen , December 7, 1888. (Received December 26.)
Sir: I have the honor to report that on the 3d of December I received a note from the royal Danish minister of foreign affairs informing me that he was ready to sign the convention for arbitration of the Carlos Butterfield claim against Denmark with me. Yesterday I accordingly called on the minister of foreign affairs, and after comparing the documents and after presenting our full powers from His Majesty the King of Denmark and from His Excellency the President of the United States, His Excellency Baron O. D. Rosenörn-Lehn, royal Danish minister of foreign affairs, and I signed our names and affixed our seals to the convention, which I herewith transmit to you in order that it may be duly submitted to the Senate of the United States for its advice and consent. As soon as the convention has been ratified by the Senate the same will be submitted to the Danish Rigsdag, for its advice and consent, prior to the exchange of ratifications in Washington.
I have, etc.,