The Secretary of State to the Swiss Minister.

No. 4.]

Sir: Referring to your note of the 11th instant, with respect to the conference to be held at Geneva on September 14 next, to consider certain changes proposed to be made in the Red Cross convention of August 22, 1864, I have the honor to inform you that the United States will be represented at the conference by delegates. Brig. Gen. George B. Davis, Judge-Advocate-General United States Army, has been designated by the Secretary of War to attend, and the United States Navy Department will, later on, nominate an officer of the line and an officer of the Medical Corps for this duty.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.