The Acting Secretary of State to the Russian Ambassador.

No. 69.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 14th instant, in which you inclose copies of the laws and regulations relating to Russian chambers of commerce, known as exchanges, and request that the same facilities may be accorded to them as to the German chambers of commerce, in virtue of the reciprocity arrangement between the United States and the German Empire.

In reply I have the honor to say that your note will receive consideration.

Accept, etc.,

Robert Bacon.