Mr. Bingham to Mr. Evarts.
Tokei, Japan , October 10, 1879. (Received November 4.)
Sir: Referring to my No. 125, dated September 26, 1874, it gives me pleasure to say that by the amended code of this government trial by torture is altogether abrogated in the Japanese Empire.
I have the honor to inclose herewith the notification on this subject of his excellency Sanjo Saneyoshi, the prime minister of His Majesty, as published in the Japan Daily Mail of this date.
I have, &c.,