500.C114/445a

The Secretary of State to the Austrian Minister ( Prochnik )6

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that the Senate of the United States of America, on January 27, 1926, gave its advice and consent to the adherence on the part of the United States to the Protocol of Signature of the Statute for the Permanent Court of International Justice, dated December 16, 1920, and the adjoined Statute for the [Page 4] Permanent Court of International Justice, without accepting or agreeing to the Optional Clause for Compulsory Jurisdiction, contained in the said Statute, on the condition of the acceptance by the Powers signatory to the Protocol of the conditions, reservations and understandings contained in the Senate Resolution, a certified true copy of which is enclosed.7

I have the honor, therefore, to request you to be good enough to ascertain whether your Government will accept the conditions, reservations and understandings contained in the Resolution as a part and a condition of the adherence of the United States to the said Protocol and Statute, and to inform me in writing of such acceptance.

Accept [etc.]

Frank B. Kellogg
  1. Identical notes, on the same date, to the diplomatic representatives in Washington of Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain (for Great Britain and the Governments of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa), Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Persia, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Salvador, Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Siam, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
  2. Ante, p. 1.