The Secretary of State to the Norwegian Minister (Bachke)

Sir: I have the honor to refer to your note of December 12, 1928, in which you were good enough to inform me that the Island of Bouvet was placed under the sovereignty of Norway by the Royal Decree of January 23, 1928 and that by the same Decree the Minister of Justice was authorized to make preparations regarding the exercise of police authority in the above mentioned island.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that the information conveyed in your note under acknowledgment has been duly transmitted to the appropriate authorities of this Government for their information.

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
W. R. Castle, Jr.