Mr. Adee to Mr. Conger.


(Mr. Adee directs Mr. Goodnow to immediately forward to Minister Conger the following cipher message:

August 10, morning. Receipt of Mr. Conger’s cipher telegram, identical with telegrams of French and other ministers, is acknowledged; his determination not to accept Chinese escort is approved. This determination has been communicated to Chinese Government and their cooperation with relief expedition which captured Yangtsu on August 6 has been urged.

Dispatches in cipher should be dated.)