File No. 5727/152–155.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Swiss Minister.

No. 58.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 20th ultimo, in continuation of the subject of your legation’s note of September 3, 1907, and the department’s reply under date of the 27th of the same month, in which you inform the department as to the organization of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Berne, the Swiss Chamber of Watch-making Industry of La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Chamber of Commerce of Basle, the Chamber of Commerce of Geneva, the Chamber of Commerce of Zurich, and the Commercial Directory of St. Gall, and express the hope that the United States will place these chambers of commerce on the same footing as the German chambers of commerce, as regards the extension to them of the benefits of the modifications of the customs regulations of the United States made by this Government in connection with its new commercial agreement with Germany.

In reply, I have the honor to say that your request is having consideration, of the result of which I shall not fail to apprise you promptly.

Accept, etc.,

Robert Bacon.