File No. 511.4A1/1503.

The Secretary of State to Minister Van Dyke .

No. 96.]

Sir: The Department acknowledges the receipt of your No. 204 of the 11th ultimo, reporting that you had on that day signed the Protocol putting into force the International Opium Convention of 1912, and enclosing a copy of the protocol, which was also signed on the part of China and the Netherlands.

In reply you are informed that the convention was proclaimed by the President on March 3, 1915, and you are requested so to advise the Netherlands Government. The Department desires you to keep it informed of the signing of the protocol by the plenipotentiaries of other governments.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Robert Lansing.