Mr. Adee to Mr. Mutsu.

Sir: Referring to our conversation of this afternoon, I take pleasure in now informing you that provision has been made for paying $15,000 to your Government, as indemnity for injuries caused to Japanese subjects by explosion of shells from the United States steamer Omaha.

Measures will at once be taken to effect this payment at an early day.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.