The Acting Secretary of State to the Netherland Minister (Cremer)

No. 6

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of December 4, 1918, in which you inform the Department that your [Page 651] Government is anxious to extend for another period of five years the Arbitration Convention of May 2, 1908, extended by agreement of May 4 [9], 1914, and which will expire on March 25, 1919.

The draft of agreement enclosed with your note is satisfactory to the Department of State, which will prepare the agreement for signature and notify you of the time fixed for that ceremony.

Accept [etc.]

For the Acting Secretary of State:
William Phillips