Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger.
Washington, March 13, 1899.
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.,