Mr. Denby to Mr. Gresham.
Peking, September 10, 1894. (Received October 27.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of a dispatch from the Japanese minister for foreign affairs to Mr. Dun, U. S. minister at Tokyo, explanatory of Japan’s withdrawal from negotiations concerning the exemption of private ships from capture.
I also inclose herewith a copy of another dispatch from the same to the same, in explanation of the refusal of Japan to grant safe conducts to the vessels of the Chinese foreign customs service employed as light-house tenders.
I have, etc.,
Chargé d’ Affaires ad interim.