Treaty Series No. 614–A.]

The Secretary of State to the Minister of Paraguay.

Sir: The time specified in the Treaty of August 29, 1914, between the United States and Paraguay, looking to the advancement of the general cause of peace, for the appointment of the International Commission having expired, without the United States non-national Commissioner, the Paraguayan Commissioners and the Joint Commissioner being named, I have the honor to suggest for the consideration of your Government that the time within which the organization of the Commission may be completed be extended from July 9, 1915, to January 15, 1916.

Your formal notification in writing, that your Government receives the suggestion favorably, will be regarded on this Government’s part as sufficient to give effect to the extension, and I shall be glad to receive your assurance that it will be so regarded by your Government also.

Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.

Robert Lansing.