File No. 774/225D.

The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador O’Brien. 1

[Telegram.—Paraphrase.]

(Mr. Adee directs Mr. O’Brien to inform the minister for foreign affairs that the President has appointed Hon. Thomas Burke, Dr. Hamilton Wright, and Dr. Charles D. Tenney American commissioners, joint international commission, to investigate opium in the Far East.)

  1. Repeated to France, Germany, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Portugal, and China.