Minister Wilson to the Secretary of State.
Brussels, February 25, 1906.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of department’s No. 45, of January 19, instructing me to secure from the Belgian Government for Mr. Oscar Van der Meersch, emigration agent for the State of South Carolina, such courteous facilitation for the purposes of his mission as might be in accordance with the laws of Belgium and due to the official agent of a constituent State of the American Union.
I inclose herewith a copy of my note to the Belgian minister for foreign affairs, sent conformably to the department’s instructions, and the copy and translation of the reply thereto.
I have upon this date informed Mr. Van der Mersch of the action taken by the Belgian Government.
I have, etc.,