The Norwegian Minister ( Bryn ) to the Secretary of State

Sir: With reference to the note which Your Excellency has been good enough to address me today in connection with the signing of an agreement for the renewal of the Convention of Arbitration concluded between Norway and the United States, April 4, 1908, and renewed from time to time, I have the honor to state that I have been authorized to confirm, and I hereby do confirm that, in the event that the Senate gives its assent to the proposal made to it by the President of the United States that it consent under certain stated conditions to the adhesion by the United States to the Protocol of December 16, 1920, under which the Permanent Court of International Justice has been created at the Hague, the Government of Norway will not be averse to considering a modification of the Convention of Arbitration which we are renewing, or the making of a separate agreement, providing for the reference of disputes mentioned in the Convention to the Permanent Court of International Justice.

Accept [etc.]

Helmer H. Bryn