Minister Wilson to the Secretary of State.

No. 125.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of department’s No. 80, of the 9th ultimo, inclosing copies of publications showing the interest of the American people in the questions to be considered by the conference for the revision of rules to control spirits in Africa, and instructing me to communicate the same through the appropriate channel.

As reported to the department in my No. 119, I was compelled to act upon its telegraphic instructions, without awaiting the arrival of its confirmatory dispatch inclosing the publications referred to.

The department’s wishes, however, appear to have been practically carried out.

I have, etc.,

Henry Lane Wilson.