The Acting Secretary of State to the Spanish Minister.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 24th instant, advising the department that the Spanish chambers of commerce are under the direct supervision of your Government, being placed under the ministry of fomento.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that the department has taken pleasure in communicating this information to the Department of the Treasury for its information and action. The department will advise you, upon notification by the Department of the Treasury, of its decision in the matter.

Accept, etc.,

Robert Bacon.