Mr. Holcombe to Mr. Evarts
Peking , June 20, 1878. (Received August 6.)
Sir: I have the honor to hand to you herewith a copy of an interesting dispatch recently received from the vice-consul at New Chwang. It is not yet known what steps, if any, the French Government propose to take in the premises.
Rumors are current here of coming difficulty between Corea and Japan, but they can be traced to no reliable source.
Any further information which I may obtain will be promptly communicated.
I have the honor, &c.,