Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay.


(Mr. Choate reports that he has carried out the Department’s instructions of August 29,1 and that he will cable a reply as soon as one is received from Lord Salisbury. Reports that on August 23 the foreign office received a telegram from MacDonald saying he had received no communications from his Government, except short test messages sent through Chinese minister, since June 13, although many telegrams had been sent.)

  1. Circular telegram, printed p. 304.