File No. 763.72112Sa/117c

The Secretary of State to the Netherland Chargé ( De Beaufort)

Sir: Referring further to your notes of May 25, June 6, July 10, July 23, August 8 and September 3,2 and to my replies thereto under dates of July 9, July 10, August 6, August 21 and September 16,3 [Page 1532]I am now instructed by the President to inform you that the nature and extent of the publicity given by the Netherlands Government to its protest against the addition to article 55(c) of the German prize regulations as communicated to you in the above-mentioned notes to this Department, are not such as to satisfy the requirements which the President has had in mind, and to which I had the honor to call your particular attention in my notes of July 9 and August 6.

Accordingly, I have the honor to inform you that, at the direction of the President, I am issuing today to the press in this country, a statement, a copy of which I enclose.1

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing
  1. Notes of July 10 and 23 not printed; the other notes of the Netherland Chargé here mentioned are printed, ante, pp. 1495, 1500, 1518, and 1529, respectively.
  2. Notes of July 10, Aug. 21, and Sept. 16 not printed; the other notes of the Secretary of State here mentioned are printed, ante, pp. 1510 and 1517, respectively.
  3. See infra, telegram No. 2078, Sept. 20, to the Chargé in the Netherlands, quoting the statement.