The Secretary of State to the Swiss Minister.
Washington, April 28, 1906.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 22d ultimo by which you communicate to the department the invitation of the Swiss Federal Council to the Government of the United States to be represented at the conference that is to meet on June 11 next for the purpose of revising the convention of August 22, 1864, for the amelioration of the condition of soldiers wounded in armies in the field.
The courteous invitation of the Swiss Federal Council thus extended is accepted with great pleasure by the Government of the United States, which will be represented at the conference by the Hon. William Gary Sanger, formerly Assistant Secretary of War; Brig. Gen. George B. Davis, Judge-Advocate General of the Army; Brig. Gen. Robert M. O’Reilly, Surgeon-General of the Army; and Rear-Admiral Charles S. Sperry, U. S. Navy, president of the Naval War College.