Mr. Hay to Mr. Toivnsend.

No. 43.]

Sir: Referring to your No. 38 of January 27 last and to the Department’s No. 37 of March 8 in reply, I inclose herewith for communication to the Belgian Government a copy of a note1 addressed on April 17, 1900, by the secretary of state of Liberia to the United States charge d’affaires ad interim at Monrovia announcing the adhesion of Liberia to the convention of June 8, 1899, governing the sale of spirituous liquors in certain portions of Africa.

Mr. Spurgeon has been instructed to inform the Liberian Government that the notification of this adhesion should also be sent directly to the Belgian Government.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.
  1. Printed under Liberia.