Mr. Bingham to Mr. Evarts.
Tokei, Japan, December 21, 1880. (Received January 17.)
Sir: Referring to your instruction No. 535, in relation to the sentence in the case of Q’Neil, convicted of the crime of manslaughter in the United States consular court at Hiogo, I have the honor to acquaint you that, in accordance with your instructions, I have ordered and decreed, in pursuance of the statute, the amendment of section 22, title Criminal Proceedings, of the Regulations for the Consular Courts of the United States of America in Japan, adopted November 16, 1870, a copy of which amendment I have the honor to inclose herewith. I have, as provided by the statute, submitted the revised amendment to our several consuls for their approval, and have been advised by Mr. Consul-General Van Buren that he has indorsed thereon his assent, and has transmitted it to our other consular officers in Japan for their approval.
I have, &c.,