No. 413.

Mr. Bayard to Mr. Kuki .

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 3d instant, conveying an expression of the thanks of the Japanese Government to Mr. Lucius H. Foote, United States minister to Corea, for his brave and humane conduct to a party of Japanese subjects during the disturbances at Seoul.

The President is much gratified at the profound recognition of Mr. Foote’s efforts by his Imperial Japanese Majesty’s Government, and bids me say that Mr. Foote (to whom I shall take pleasure in communicating a copy of your note) cannot but be well pleased at the warm expressions of approval of his services by His Majesty.

I shall also transmit copies of your note to the United States ministers in China and Japan, and to the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate for their information.

Accept, &c.,

T. F. BAYARD.