The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador Tower.

No. 513.]

Sir: I inclose herewith a copy of the instructions to Brig. Gen. James Allen, Chief Signal Officer, U. S. Army; Rear-Admiral Henry N. Manney, U. S. Navy, retired; and Mr. John I. Waterbury, who will attend the international conference on wireless telegraphy to meet at Berlin on October 3 next as delegates on the part of the United States.

The President desires you also to attend this conference as the head of the American delegation.

I am, sir, etc.,

Robert Bacon.