Mr. Coombs to Mr. Foster.
Tokio Japan, January 20, 1893. (Received February 23.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith copy of a note of date the 19th instant from his excellency Mutsu Munemitsu, His Imperial Japanese Majesty’s minister for foreign affairs, and of its two accompaniments, relative to the receipt and disposition by the villagers of Shiwaki-ura of the gift of $350 from the Government of the United States, in recognition of their services in connection with the rescue of the crew of the American merchant vessel North American.
I have, etc.,