to Mr. Evarts.
Peking, February 8, 1878. (Received April 19.)
Sir: I have the honor to recur to the matter mentioned in my dispatch No. 394, of the demand of the authorities at Shanghai for the removal of the Shanghai-Woosung telegraph, and to hand you herewith a copy of the letter from the intendant at that port to the Danish consul, advancing the demand.
This matter has been formally presented to the diplomatic body by Mr. Butzow, minister of Russia, who is charged with the care of Danish interests in this empire, and the several ministers agreed to write to their consuls as indicated in a letter which I am sending to our officer, a copy of which I inclose.
You will notice upon perusal of the letter that I recite to the consul-general briefly the facts as I understand them, and request him to aid his Danish colleague in efforts to continue the status quo until the business has been disposed, of by the parties concerned.
I have, &c.,