The Secretary of State to Minister Beaupré.


Mr. Knox informs Mr. Beaupré that the United States requests the Government of the Netherlands to transmit the additional protocol, and that September 15 is satisfactory for its signature. Mr. Knox says that the United States prefers an early date for the deposit of ratifications, so that the prize court can go into operation during the coming year, and adds that while the department suggests January or February, it will defer to preferences of the Netherlands Government.