File No. 639.003/29.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.

No. 64.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication No. 53 of June 15, and to say that in accordance with [Page 145] your instructions I have now reiterated and reaffirmed the views of our Government as to the proper interpretation of the convention of February 8, 1907, sending a note to the foreign office with a copy of the memorandum forwarded in my No. 47 of April 2.6, 1911.

I have been in conference with the general receiver of Dominican customs, and am getting from him data on the working of the taxes in question, and will endeavor to send in a report by the next mail. * * *

I have, etc.,

William W. Russell.