File No. 837.13/7.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


In a note dated today I brought Department’s views as expressed in its March 5, to the attention of the President, pointing out the specific instances in which we already knew American interests would be injured and the ends of justice thwarted. I have, however, just received a note stating that the President has determined to affix his signature to the bill in its present form in spite of our objections.