Long to Mr. Fish.
Yokohama , July 5, 1873. (Received August 7.)
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that this morning I received a note from one William H. Doyle, an American citizen, resident here, [Page 644] regarding the rights and privileges of Americans resident in this empire. (Inclosure No. 1.)
I immediately replied, (inclosure No. 2,) informing him that before giving him the desired information I should refer the matter to you.
Respectfully awaiting instructions, I have, &c.,