In order to facilitate the clearance through the customs department of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland of samples brought into the territory of that country by commercial travelers of the United States of America, such samples being for use as models or patterns for the purpose of obtaining orders and not for sale, the undersigned Alfred Mitchell Innes, His Britannic Majesty’s chargé d’affaires at Washington, duly authorized thereto, and in virtue of a similar declaration made by Philander C. Knox, Secretary of State of the United States, does hereby declare that, from and after the 1st day of January, 1911, and until the expiration of one month after the day on which either the United Kingdom or the United States shall give notice of the withdrawal of said declaration, the officially attested list of such samples, containing a full description thereof issued at the time of exportation by the British consular authorities established in the United States, shall be accepted by the customs officials of the United Kingdom as establishing their character as samples and exempting them from inspection on importation except in so far as may be necessary in order to comply with the law of the United Kingdom.

A. Mitchell Innes,
His Britannic Majesty’s Chargé d’Affaires.