Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Foote.
Washington, August 30, 1883.
Sir: I have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 14, of the 13th ultimo, announcing the coming of a Corean embassy to the United States.
I confidently assure you that the President is much gratified at this friendly action of His Majesty the King of Corea, whose envoys, Mr. Min-Yong-Ik and Mr. Hong-Yeng-Sik, will be cordially welcomed by himself and the people of the United States. Every consideration will be given to their wishes, and ample opportunity afforded them to insure the successful accomplishment of their mission to this country, both in the interest of that of Corea and those amicable relations which we, as a nation, desire to cultivate with the Kingdom of Tah-Chosun.
I will thank you to properly communicate these views to the minister for foreign affairs.
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I am, &c.,