Mr. Bingham to Mr. Bayard.
Tokio, Japan, June 1, 1885. (Received June 30.)
Sir: Herewith I have the honor to inclose for your information duplicate copies of the Japanese-Chinese convention, lately concluded between the two powers, as published in the Japan Daily Mail of the 29th ultimo, together with a copy as therein printed of the official notification of said convention issued by the prime minister and the foreign minister of His Imperial Japanese Majesty, and also of the dispatch of his excellency Li.
It would seem from the terms of this convention that neither China nor Japan can hereafter claim any colorable authority over the rightful sovereignty of the Corean Government.
I am, &c.,