The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Griscom.


(Mr. Adee instructs Mr. Griscom to endeavor to have provision made in the copyright convention for the protection of all books from the day of the going into effect of the convention, and stipulating, on behalf of the Japanese publishers, that stock on hand at such date shall be allowed to be disposed of, with the understanding that no further reproductions shall be printed, but authorizes him, if this can not be procured, to agree to convention as proposed by Japanese Government, referred to in his telegram of February 16.)