Mr. Asser to Mr. Newel.
Mr. Minister: The administrative council of the Permanent Court of Arbitration having kindly placed at our disposal for the sitting of the Arbitration Tribunal in re affairs relating to the vessels Cape Horn Pigeon, James Hamilton Lewis, C. H. White, and Kate and Anna, its offices and organization, I have the honor to advise your excellency that said sittings will be held in the quarters of the said court, at Prinsengracht, in this town, on Friday, the 27th instant, at 1.30 p.m., to be continued on Saturday, the 28th.
At the same time I take the liberty to transmit to your excellency a notice containing the points in regard to which information will ultimately be required from the counsels and the experts appointed by the high parties, as appear desirable to me. I venture to add that I do not deem it of service at the present moment to formulate precisely the questions, and I venture to reserve the right of addressing to the counsels and the experts such questions as may arise from the information obtained.
I seize this occasion, Mr. Minister, to present to your excellency the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
Mr. Stanford Newel,
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, etc., at The Hague.