Count Von Arco Valley to Mr. Blaine.


Mr. Secretary: The Government of His Majesty the Emperor, the Government of the United States, and the Royal Government of Great Britain, having agreed that the ratification of the general act of the Samoan conference should take place in such a manner that each of the powers concerned should issue but one ratification, and that those ratifications should be deposited in the archives of the foreign office at Berlin, the said ratifications were there deposited on the 12th instant.

A protocol on the subject was prepared which was signed by the representatives of the three signatory powers of the Samoan agreement.

In obedience to instructions received, I have the honor, Mr. Secretary of State, herewith to inclose a certified copy of the protocol.

Accept, Mr. Secretary of State, etc.,