511.4 A 1/1708

The Secretary of the Treasury ( Mellon ) to the Secretary of State

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 14th communicating certain instructions for my information and the guidance of Assistant Surgeon General Rupert Blue in his work at Geneva in connection with his designation by the President to serve in an unofficial and consultative capacity with the Advisory Committee of the League of Nations in the study of ways and means to deal with the traffic in opium.

In reply I take pleasure in stating that these views are entirely satisfactory and agreeable to me and will be communicated to Doctor Blue together with the enclosures therewith for his guidance, in accordance with your request.


A. W. Mellon

[A record of the meeting of the Advisory Committee at Geneva, January 8–14, 1923, may be found in the League of Nations publications, Advisory Committee on Traffic in Opium: Minutes of the Fourth Session Held at Geneva from January 8th to 14th, 1923 (C. 155. M. 75.1923, XI) and Advisory Committee on the Traffic in Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs: Report to the Council on the Work of the Committee During Its Fourth Session Held at Geneva January 8th–14th, 1923 (C. 37. M. 91.1923, XI).]