The Belgian Minister to the Secretary of State.

Dear Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor to inform you that I cabled to the government of the Kongo Free State in Brussels a summary of your letter of February 20, 1905, to the Hon. E. Denby, M. C, concerning conditions in the Kongo.

The King’s secretary-general for the foreign affairs of the Kongo Free State now instructs me to thank you for that expression of your learned opinion on the subject.

I take great pleasure in doing so at once, and I beg, etc.,

Br. Moncheur