Chargé Eddy to the Secretary of State.
St. Petersburg , September 15, 1905 .
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I received to-day at 4 o’ clock a note from Count Lamsdorff relating to the removal of discriminating customs duties on certain products of American manufacture and officially notifying this embassy that on August 28 (September 10) His Majesty the Emperor issued an imperial order abrogating these duties, to take effect at once.
Immediately on receipt of the said note, of which a copy and translation are herewith inclosed, I cabled you the contents thereof. * * *
I have, etc.,