Mr. Olney to Mr. Denby.

No. 1151.]

Sir: Referring to previous correspondence in regard to the permission sought of the Russian Government for our missionaries in China to take refuge in Russian territory should their lives be endangered by Chinese mobs, I have to inform you that a telegram, dated September 17, from our minister at St. Petersburg, advises the Department that the desired permission has been granted without the imposition of any previous conditions on those seeking refuge.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney