Mr. Hay to Mr. Thomas.

No. 100.]

Sir: Referring to instruction No. 96 of October 23 last, I now inclose for your information a copy of a note1 sent to the chargé d’affaires ad interim of the French Republic at this capital, informing him that you have been instructed to act in concert with your German and British colleagues touching the inclusion of such claims of foreigners as arose in the Samoan group of islands in the arbitration to be submitted to His Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.
  1. Printed, p. 476.