File No. 5727/69.

The British Chargé to the Acting Secretary of State.

No. 141.]

Sir: With reference to previous correspondence, I have the honor to state that I have received a telegram from His Majesty’s secretary of state for foreign affairs directing me to ascertain whether it is to be understood that paragraph F of the note annexed to the commercial agreement recently concluded between Germany and the United States, relative to certificates of value issued by German chambers of commerce, has reference exclusively to sections 10 and 11 of the customs administrative act; and if not, what other sections of the act are affected by the paragraph in question.

I have the honor to ask you to be so good as to enable me to reply to Sir Edward Grey’s inquiries at your early convenience.

I have, etc.,

R. C. Lindsay.