The Swiss Minister to the Secretary of State .
Washington , July 24, 1903.
Mr. Secretary of State: Referring to the note which I had the honor to address to your excellency under date of the 11th of March, and to those which you were pleased to send to me under date of the 14th and 30th of March, the 9th and 19th of May last, I have the honor to inform your excellency of a telegram which I have just received from the president of the confederation.
By the tenor of that communication, various states having not yet responded to the note of the Federal Council of the 17th of February inviting the powers signatory of the Geneva convention to a conference which should be held at Geneva the 14th of September with a view to revising the aforesaid convention, the Federal Council has decided to postpone the said conference indefinitely.
Be pleased to receive, etc.,