Mr. Calvo to Mr. Hay.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge your excellency’s note of yesterday informing this legation that, satisfactory official assurances having been given that in the Republic of Costa Rica the law permits to citizens of the United States the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as to the citizens of that Republic, the President has, by his proclamation of the 19th instant, declared and proclaimed that the first of the conditions prescribed by section 13 of the act approved March 3, 1891, now exists and is fulfilled in respect to the citizens of the Republic of Costa Rica. I have also received the copies of said proclamation therein referred to.

In answer thereto it gives me pleasure to say that I have transmitted to my Government a copy of your excellency’s note, together with that of the aforesaid proclamation.

Be pleased, sir, to accept, etc.,

J. B. Calvo.