The Secretary of State to Ambassador Leishman.


(Adverting to Russian circular of last April, Mr. Leishman is directed to ascertain whether Turkey will acquiesce in the proposed formalities for the adhesion of nonsignatories to The Hague Convention of 1899 relative to the peaceful settlement of international conflicts. Department is advised that all signatory powers except Belgium, China, and Turkey have notified Russia of their assent to proposal. Reply by cable is desired.)

(Similar telegram sent to American legations at Peking and Brussels.)