Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu Ting-fang.

My Dear Mr. Wu: In accordance with my promise of this morning, I send you herewith copy of the telegram1 which I have just dispatched [Page 282] to the United States consul-general at Shanghai. I beg that you will use your best endeavors to impress upon Earl Li the importance and urgency of the communication Mr. Goodnow is directed to make to him.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.
  1. Printed p. 260.