No. 505.
Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Fish.

No. 116.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that a treaty has been concluded between Russia and Japan, by which Russia cedes to Japan the Kurile [Page 1066] Islands, in exchange for all the rights of Japan to the island of Saghalien.]

I understand that the treaty has already been ratified by the Emperor of Russia.

I have, &c.,