The Acting Secretary of State to the Japanese Ambassador.

No. 35.]

Excellency: Referring further to your note of the 20th ultimo, inclosing copy of the principal provisions of the law governing Japanese chambers of commerce, and asking that the same treatment be accorded such chambers of commerce by the Government of the United States as is accorded those of Germany, Great Britain, and other countries, I have the honor to inform you that the Treasury Department advises this department that customs officers will be instructed in the next issue of Treasury Decisions that the provisions of point “F” of the diplomatic note annexed to the agreement with Germany have been extended to the Japanese chambers of commerce.

Accept, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.