File No. 711.0021/143.

Ambassador Page to the Secretary of State.

No. 1905.]

Sir: With reference to the Department’s unnumbered instruction of May 29, 1915, in which denunciation is given by the United States of the Treaty of June 3, 1892, between Great Britain and the United States relative to merchant seamen deserters, I have the honor to inform you that I am to-day in receipt of a note from the Foreign Office stating that the British Government have taken note of the matter and that they agree to the proposed date, July 1, 1916, as that on which such abrogation shall take effect.

I have [etc.]

Walter Hines Page.