The Secretary of State to the Swiss Minister.

No. 7.]

Sir: Referring to your note of March 11 last, and to the department’s reply of the 30th of that month, I have the honor to inform you that Commander Nathan Sargent, U. S. Navy, has been designated as delegate on the part of the United States to the conference which is to be held at Geneva on September 14 next to consider certain changes in the Red Cross convention of August 22, 1864.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.

[On May 19, 1903, the department again addressed the Swiss minister, stating that Mr. Francis B. Loomis, Assistant Secretary of State, has been designated as a delegate to the conference at Geneva.]