The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador Thompson.

No. 71.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch, No. 119, of the 10th instant, on the subject of the ratification by this Government of the sanitary convention signed ad referendum at Washington on October 14, 1905.

The procedure which Minister Mariscal suggests will be satisfactory to this Government, namely, “that each government signatory to the convention, or which, not having signed the same, may adhere to it, send notice of its ratification to the above convention to that of the United States, mentioning the date on which the ratification may have been made, and that the Government of the United States, in turn, notify the other signatory governments of said fact.”

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.