Minister Gummeré to Acting Secretary of State Peirce.

No. 36.]

Sir: I beg to report to the Department that ten of the signatory powers to the treaty of Madrid, viz, France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Russia, Belgium, Holland, and Denmark, have announced officially their acceptance of the invitation of His Majesty the Sultan of Morocco to a conference regarding the affairs of his Empire. The remaining signatory powers—the United States, Norway and Sweden, and Portugal—have as yet made no reply to the said invitation.

I am, etc.,

S. R. Gummeré.