Mr. Anderson to Mr. Blaine.

No. 315.]

Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 313, dated July 15, I have the honor to report that I have this day mailed to Sir Edmund Monson, at Athens, a note of which I inclose a copy and in which I acknowledge the receipt of his letter of July 8, and thank him for accepting the task of arbitration referred to him by the treaty anent the Carlos Butterfield claim.

An identic note of acknowledgment and thanks has been sent to Sir Edmund by the Royal Danish minister for foreign affairs.

I have, etc.,

R. B. Anderson.
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[Inclosure in No. 315.]

Mr. Anderson to Sir Edmund Monson.

Sir: It gives me great pleasure to inform you that on the 15th instant i had the honor to receive your excellency’s dispatch of the 8th instant, in which you accept the task of arbitrator in the Carlos Butterfield claim between the United States and Denmark, in accordance with the treaty signed by his excellency Baron O. D. Rosenörn-Lehn and me on the 6th of December, 1888.

His excellency Baron O. D. Rosenörn-Lehn having on the same day (July 15) received an affirmative reply to his formal invitation sent you on the 1st instant, this fixes July 15 as the beginning of the first period of seventy-five days according to Article II of the treaty, and each Government must therefore file its evidence before you before September 28 next.

In behalf of my Government I have the honor to thank your excellency for your readiness in placing your services at its disposal in this question of such long standing.

I avail, etc.,

R. B. Anderson.