No. 411.

Mr. Kuki to Mr. Frelinghuysen .

Mr. Kuki, the Japanese minister, is glad to be able to announce that His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, taking into consideration the extraordinary expenditures made by the Corean Government in connection with the establishment of foreign intercourse, has been pleased to waive his right to exact the payment of the unpaid balance of $400,000 of the indemnity of $500,000 which the Corean Government covenanted to pay to Japan in settlement of the damages caused by the émeute at Seoul in 1882.