The Secretary of State to the Russian Ambassador.
Washington , October 12, 1905 .
Dear Mr. Ambassador: Responding to the wish expressed in your personal note of the 5th instant, I have the pleasure to send you herewith a memorandum communicating the reply of the President to the message of His Imperial Majesty the Tsar, which you delivered to the President on the 13th ultimo, relative to the convocation of a Second International Peace Conference at The Hague.
I have taken note of the preliminary inquiry addressed to all the other governments looking to their acquiescence in the calling of such a conference by the formal invitation of His Majesty.
I am, etc.,