The Secretary of State to the German Ambassador (Wiedfeldt)
Excellency: I have the honor to refer to suggested changes in the draft of the proposed convention to prevent the smuggling of intoxicating liquors into the United States as set forth in a communication from Doctor von Lewinski40 to the Solicitor for this Department under date of April 26, 1924.41 In accordance with [Page 162] your suggestions, the following changes in the draft are acceptable to this Government:
“… have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries:
- The President of the United States of America, Mr. Charles Evans Hughes, Secretary of State of the United States of America,
- The President of the German Empire, Dr. Otto Wiedfeldt, German Ambassador to the United States of America.”
Article II. (1)
“The President of the German Empire agrees that Germany will raise no objection”.
Article VI, paragraph 2:
“The present Convention shall be duly ratified by the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by the President of the German Empire in accordance with the requirements of the German Constitution”.
I have the honor to attach hereto a text of the proposed draft incorporating the changes above noted.42