Mr. Bingham to Mr. Evarts
Tokei, Japan , September 12, 1878. (Received October 18.)
Sir: Referring to my several dispatches in relation to the assassination of his excellency Mr. Okubo, I now inclose a translation from the Nichi Nichi Shimbun, by which it appears that, on the 27th of July last, the parties accused of the assassination were, after trial, brought into court and sentenced, six of them to death, four of them to imprisonment for life, and twelve of them for a term of years. The six chief conspirators who committed the atrocious crime were, on that day, at 11.30 a.m., decapitated.
I have, &c.,