The Secretary of State to the Norwegian Chargé (Steen)

Sir: I have the honor to refer to your note of June 7, 1923, expressing the views of your Government with respect to the operation of the National Prohibition Act, and to my note in reply dated June 9, 1923.18 You stated that your Government assumed that the new regulations did not include liquors which the ships only carry for medicinal purposes according to Norwegian laws now in force, which prescribe for each ship four bottles of spirits and four bottles of wine. I have forwarded a copy of your note to the appropriate authority of this Government for consideration.

I shall be grateful if you will furnish me, for the use of the appropriate authority of this Government, copies of the Norwegian laws in question, together with any regulations that have been adopted pursuant to them.

Accept [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes
  1. See footnote 6, p. 145.