811.114 Ottawa Conference/1

The Secretary of State to the British Chargé (Chilton)

Sir: I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 593 dated July 16, 1923, concerning the illegal traffic in beverage liquors across the Canadian border, in which you inform me of the desire of the Dominion Government to furnish such information to the American authorities as will assist the latter in securing observance of the United States laws.

The friendly and helpful disposition shown by the Canadian Government in this matter is deeply appreciated by this Government, which fully reciprocates the wish to further the most cordial relations between the two countries.

With reference to the offer of the Canadian authorities to receive at Ottawa a representative of the United States to discuss the possible ways in which additional assistance may be given United States officials in dealing with this matter, it gives me pleasure to assure you that this Government will be pleased to take advantage of this opportunity and to send an official to Ottawa in the near future to confer on this question.

The name of such representative will be sent to you as soon as possible, at which time the arrangements for his visit to Ottawa and his meeting the appropriate officials, will also be considered.

Accept [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes