Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay.

No. 315.]

Sir: In pursuance of instructions which I have received from Her Majesty’s principal secretary of state for foreign affairs, I have the honor to communicate to you the text of an agreement between Great Britain and Germany relating to the present trouble in China, which was signed in London on the 16th instant by the Marquis of Salisbury and the German ambassador on behalf of their respective Governments, and to invite the acceptance by the United States of the principles recorded in that agreement.

I have, etc.,