The Minister in the Netherlands (Diekema) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 8.]
Sir: With reference to the Department’s instruction No. 40 of March 25th, last, regarding the extension of the free importation privilege to foreign consular officers on a reciprocal basis, I have the honor to enclose a copy of my Note No. 52 of April 7th to the Foreign Office, and a copy and translation of the reply of the Foreign Office, dated the 17th instant.
The Government of the Netherlands agrees to grant free entry to consular officers on a reciprocal basis and as soon as it is assured that the United States Government is definitively in agreement with the arrangement as described in the above mentioned Note from the Foreign Office, will issue the necessary orders to put it into practice.
I have the honor to request, therefore, that the Department instruct me in the premises.
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