Baron Fava to Mr. Hay.


My Dear Mr. Hay: His Excellency the Marquis Visconti-Venosta telegraphs me under date of the 13th instant that the minister of the King at Pekin and the commander of our naval forces in China have [Page 360] received orders to act in concert with the representatives and commanders of the other powers toward all measures that may be demanded by the situation. We desire that Italy may join in the action of the other powers in all that may tend to the end of solidarity and mutual security.

I have believed it my duty to inform you of the foregoing and I do not doubt that, on your part, you will appreciate the entire friendliness of my note.

Believe, etc.,