The Secretary of State to the Russian Ambassador.

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: Referring to your note of the 5th of October,a with which you inclosed the draft of the general invitation to the powers to be represented at the proposed second peace conference at The Hague, I beg to inquire if you can now kindly furnish me with the names of the countries of the American hemisphere to which that invitation was sent, and whether you have any information as to the acceptance of any of them; and, if so, which ones.

I am, etc.,

Elihu Root.