Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay.

No. 711.]

Sir: Your cable received on the 2d instant,2 transmitting the substance of the suggestion made by Li Hung Chang, was communicated to the minister of foreign affairs, who acknowledged receipt of this information by a short note, copy herewith inclosed.

I have the honor to be, etc.,

Horace Porter.

Mr. Delcassé to Mr. Vignaud.

Mr. Charge d’affaires: You have been kind enough to communicate to me, under date of yesterday, the contents of a telegram which you have received from the Federal secretary of state for foreign affairs, which treats of an exchange of communications [Page 316] between your Government and the viceroy of the two Kuang, relative to the situation of the foreign representatives at Pekin.

In thanking you for having transmitted to me this document, I am pleased to testify to the commonality of views existing between the Government of the United States and that of the French Republic.

Accept, Mr. Chargé d’Affaires, the assurance of my highest consideration.

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