Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger .

[Telegram.]

Protest French extension if against American interests.

Hay.
[Inclosure.]

Mr. Conger to the tsungli yamen .

The undersigned, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States of America, has the honor to inform your highness and your excellencies that he is instructed by his Government to protest against the proposed extension of the French settlement, or any other, at Shanghai which will bring American-owned property under the jurisdiction of any single foreign power.

The undersigned avails, etc.,

E. H. Conger.