to Mr. Davis.
Shanghai , June 23, 1874. (Received August 5.)
Sir: Referring to Mr. Henderson’s dispatch, No. 32, I have the honor to inform you that his notification appeared to me to indicate a failure to appreciate our responsibility in this matter of the Americans connected with the Japanese expedition, and of the law applicable as a remedy. I therefore addressed him a letter, copy of which I inclose.
At a later moment the inclosed telegrams have passed between Mr. Henderson and me. I have no idea that the request indicated in Mr. Henderson’s message was made only to him, and I do not believe that any good would have come of his interference.
I am, &c.,