Mr. Le Ghait to Mr. Gresham.

Mr. Secretary of State: The Belgian Government has received, as the United States Government doubtless has also, a letter from the London International Statistical Institute, advocating a meeting of an international commission for the unification of the systems of admeasuring seagoing vessels that are now in force in the different countries.

My Government would be glad to be acquainted with the views of the United States Government in relation to this proposition. So far as it is concerned, it would be glad to see this measure carried out, as its utility appears incontestable, and it is prepared to cooperate in any efforts that may be made to this end.

I beg, etc.,

A. Le Ghait.