Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay.

No. 310.]

Sir: I have the honor to advise that the decree of the Government of Costa Rica, in relation to reciprocity in international copyright, copy and translation of which accompanied my No. 305 of August 30, was published on September 4 in the Official Gazette at this capital, as becoming effective on the 1st of November, 1899.

With assurances, etc.,

William Lawrence Merry,
United States Minister.