The Acting Secretary of State to the Japanese Ambassador.

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your excellency’s note No. 48, of the 20th instant, in which it is requested that certificates of value issued by Japanese chambers of commerce be accorded the same treatment by United States customs officials as is given to those issued by chambers of commerce of certain European States, and to say that a copy of your note and its inclosures has been communicated to the Secretary of the Treasury for his consideration.

I shall not fail to acquaint you promptly with the decision of the Treasury Department in the matter.

Accept, etc.,

Robert Bacon.