Mr. Loomis to Mr. Newel.

No. 379.]

Sir: The Department transmits herewith a printed copy of The Hague protocols.a Certified copies are on the way from Venezuela and will be forwarded to you as soon as received.

The arbitrators have not yet been named. As soon as they are named you will furnish, on behalf of Venezuela, to the International Bureau, a copy of these protocols, with the request that the proper steps be taken for the installation of the court. As soon as the Department is advised of the appointment of the arbitrators, it will cable you their names, on receipt of which you will carry out this instruction.

I am, etc.,

Francis B. Loomis,
Acting Secretary.