The Acting Secretary of State to Chargé Hibben.

Sir: I inclose herewith for the legation’s information a copy of an identic instruction sent to the American diplomatic officers accredited to the Governments signatory of The Hague International Prize Court Convention who did not sign the additional protocol thereto at The Hague on September 19 last, or who did not at that time express their intention to adhere to the protocol.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.