No. 293.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Dinsmore.

No. 38.]

Sir: I have received your dispatches Nos. 48, 49, and 51, of August 20, 21, and 25, 1887, and your telegram of the 5th instant, the purport of which is not clearly understood, concerning the appointment of Corean envoys to the United States and Europe, and the political situation in Seoul in consequence of the King’s action.

While, as I have already observed, your telegram is not wholly intelligible, yet when taken in conjunction with your dispatches Nos. 48, 49, and 51, enough is known to warrant an expression through the United States legation at Peking of surprise and regret at any obstruction by the Chinese Government to the sending of a Corean envoy to the United States under article 2 of the treaty between the United States and Corea, concluded May 22, 1882.

Further developments are awaited. Meanwhile you should advise fully and frankly with Mr. Denby at Peking.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.