File No. 511.4A1/1111A.

The Secretary of State to the American Minister to China.1

Sir: You will inform the Government to which you are accredited that the President has appointed as delegates to the International Opium Conference which is to meet at The Hague July 1 next the Eight Rev. Charles H. Brent, Protestant Episcopal Bishop of the Philippine Islands; Mr. Hamilton Wright, of Livermore, Me.; and Mr. H. J. Finger, of Santa Barbara, Cal. The secretary of the American delegation is Mr. Frederic Huidekoper, of Washington,

I am, etc.,

P. C. Knox.

Note.—Owing to the inability of certain Governments to prepare for the conference in time for the date mentioned in the foregoing correspondence, July 1, the meeting was postponed to October 1, and again to December 1, as appears below.

  1. The same to England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Persia, Portugal, Russia, and Siam.