The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister of the Netherlands.

No. 134]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 7th instant, inclosing, by order of your Government, the text of a protocol concerning the adhesion of States not represented at the First Conference to the convention for the pacific settlement of international disputes, and requesting that the American delegates to the Second Peace Conference be supplied with full powers to sign the protocol at The Hague on June 14.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that the President has issued his full power authorizing the American delegates to sign the protocol for and in the name of the United States.

Accept, etc.,

Robert Bacon.