Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger.

No. 142.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch, No. 132, of January 20 last, stating that you have instructed our consul at Amoy to telegraph to the Department for instructions respecting the efforts of Japan to obtain concessions of foreshore and other lands at Amoy.

In reply, I inclose herewith for your information a copy of the instruction sent to him on the subject.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.

Mr. Cridler to Mr. Johnson.

No. 42.]

Sir: Referring to your No. 38 bis of January 12 last and to your telegram of the 2d instant, both relative to proposed concessions of foreshore holdings at Amoy to the Japanese Government, you are instructed to remonstrate against any interference with or discrimination against any legitimate American rights.

A telegram to this effect has to-day been sent to you.

I am, etc.,

Thos. W. Cridler,
Third Assistant Secretary.