Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay.


(Mr. Choate has communicated to Lord Salisbury substance of Mr. Hay’s conversation with the Chinese minister as telegraphed on the 22d. Lord Salisbury had received substantially the same communication from the Chinese minister in London, and says that, while action of Great Britain must depend on what Chinese Government does and upon action of other powers, the intentions of the British Government are similar to these expressed by the United States.)