File No. 511.4A1/1438.

The Secretary of State to the Minister of the Netherlands .

No. 92.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 17th ultimo, by which you inform the Department, under the instructions of your Government, of the opening of a protocol at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs at The Hague for signature by the plenipotentiaries of the Governments which have ratified the International Opium Convention of January 23, 1912. A copy of this protocol you enclosed for the Department’s information.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that the President’s instrument of ratification of the convention mentioned was deposited by the American Minister at The Hague with the Government of the Netherlands on December 10, 1913, and that the Minister has now been instructed to sign the protocol of ratification.

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Robert Lansing.