The Ambassador in Belgium (Whitlock) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 6.]
Sir: With reference to the Department’s instruction no. 615 of November 1920, and to my despatch no. 1060 of December 14th last,68 relative to the termination of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation concluded on January 24, 1891, between the United States and the Independent State of the Congo, I have the honour to report that I have not as yet received an answer from the Foreign Office to my communication of December 13th.69
In the official Moniteur Belge of March 19th, however, there appears the following notice:
“Treaty of Commerce between the Independent State of the Congo and the United States of America.
The Government of the United States of America has informed the Belgian Government of the denunciation of the Treaty of Commerce signed January 24, 1891, between the Free State of the Congo and the United States of America.
The above mentioned treaty ceased to be operative on July 1, 1917.
Certified to by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affiars.
(signed) H. Costermans.”
I have [etc.]