Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Fish.
St. Petersburg , May 6, 1875. (Received May 25.)
Sir: The efforts for a renewal of the Brussels conference are not so-successful as was at first hoped. Baron Jomini, who has been given the charge of the foreign office during Prince Gortchacoff’s absence, is, I understand, shortly to issue a new circular on the subject.
According to my information the substance of this circular will be that several governments have asked when they can send delegates for further deliberation on the questions of the laws and usages of war discussed at Brussels; that several governments, however, had not finally replied, giving their opinions on the propositions placed before them; and that consequently until their opinions had been received, it would be premature to discuss the time of reunion.
I have, &c.,