The Secretary of State to the Norwegian Minister (Bryn)

Sir: With further reference to your aide-mémoire of May 8th last, in regard to the proposed treaty to aid in the prevention of the smuggling of intoxicating liquor into the United States, I have to confirm my verbal statement to you of May 8th that this Government would be unwilling to agree to the proposal of your Government that the provisions of the treaty be made reciprocal and so differ from those of the treaty recently concluded between the United States and Great Britain. It is desired that the treaties on this subject should be of the same tenor.

Accept [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes