Mr. Sickles to Mr. Hay.
Brussels, October 5, 1904.
Sir: I have the honor to inform the Department that I have received to-day the official information that Belgium has issued no neutrality proclamations and has limited its action to publishing in the official organ of the Government, Moniteur Belge, of February 12, 1904, a notice calling the attention of the Belgian people to the fact that Belgium, being perpetually neutral, any act contrary to the duties of neutrality must be carefully avoided.
I inclose herewith the notice above referred to, together with a translation of the same.
I have, etc.,