Mr. Bingham to Mr. Evarts.
Tokei, Japan , October 22, 1879. (Received November 28.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of a treaty recently negotiated by the Japanese Government with that of Corea for the opening of an additional port in the latter country. You will observe that by the terms of this treaty “from the month of March next the Corean Government will open the port of Gensan, situated in Kan kion-do, to trade with the Japanese, who shall be entitled to establish a settlement at Chotoku-san.
This new port is distant from the Corean capital only about forty miles.
With the exception of China and Japan, Corea seems indisposed to hold treaty relations with foreign powers.
I have, &c.,