Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay.

[Telegram.]

Saw Li as directed. Says purpose attempt persuade Throne send ministers Tientsin. Afterwards hopes military operations will be suspended; then negotiations can follow. Says Boxers and troops can be stopped by Chinese Government. Asks is it possible, if ministers are escorted Tientsin safely, that military operations can be suspended?

Assures ministers now safe. * * *

Goodnow.