Minister Wilson to the Secretary of State.


By treaty of annexation just laid before Parliament, the domain of the Crown is suppressed and all of its holdings in Europe and Africa are transferred to Belgium. Control of Kongo budget placed in the hands of Belgian Parliament. A special fund of $9,000,000 is to be applied to completing projects of the King already inaugurated, and in token of national gratitude a special fund of $10,000,000, payable in fifteen annual installments, is placed at the disposal of the King to carry out future projects.

Treaty of annexation will probably be adopted after consideration by committee.