File No. 811.015256.

The Secretary of State to the American Minister.

No. 62.]

Sir: I transmit herewith a copy of a despatch, No. 103 of July 10, 1913, from the Consul at Amsterdam, reporting in regard to the use of the American flag in that city for advertising purposes.

You will please bring this matter to the attention of the Foreign Office with the request that the Netherlands authorities take such steps as may be possible to prohibit the use of the American flag for advertising purposes in this manner.

I have [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
J. B. Moore.