The Acting Secretary of State to the Estonian Chargé (Mutt)

Sir: With further reference to your note of July 17, 1926, in regard to the question of the mutual recognition of ship measurement certificates, with which you forwarded three copies in English of the Esthonian Regulations for tonnage measurement of ships, I have the honor to inform you that the authorities of this Government concerned are satisfied that the vessels of Esthonia may be [Page 90] deemed to be of the tonnage noted in the Certificate of Registry or other national papers, and that it will not, therefore, be necessary under existing law for such vessels to be remeasured in any port in the United States. It is, of course, requisite that the Government of Esthonia extend the same recognition to the Certificates of Registry or other national papers of the vessels of the United States.

I shall be obliged if you will bring the foregoing to the attention of your Government and will inform me of the reply so that appropriate instructions may be given to the officers charged with the enforcement of the navigation laws of this country.

Accept [etc.]

Leland Harrison