Memorandam received at the Department of State from Mr. Wu.

Cablegram from Viceroy Li Hung Chang, dated August 21, 1900, and received by Minister Wu on the same day.

The Boxer rebels in Pekin having been dispersed, there will be positively no more fighting. Further military operations on the part of the powers are greatly to be deplored. Besides urging cessation of hostilities, please confer with Secretary of State upon subject of withdrawal of troops and appointment of plenipotentiary to negotiate settlement of all other questions so as to preserve amicable relations. I await early reply.