Jonkheer R. de Marees van Swinderen to Mr. Hay.

Mr. Secretary of State: The royal legation has not failed to forward to the Government of the Queen the memorandum relating to the Japanese declaration about the sale of coal during the actual war in the far Orient which accompanied the note which your excellency kindly addressed to it on February 16 last.

I have been instructed to transmit to the Government of the United States the thanks of the Royal Government for the memorandum of which it has taken notice with great interest and in which it fully concurs.

I take this occasion, etc.,

Van Swinderen.