Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay.

No. 464.]

Sir: I have the honor to confirm your telegraphic instruction received on the morning of the 3d instant [dated August 1], as follows:1

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The minister for foreign affairs was very glad to receive the above information, which he said he would communicate to the Emperor. He also informed me that Japan had twice received, through Li Hung Chang, proposals for an armistice, which were replied to in a tone similar, in effect, to that of our Government’s replies indicated above. Japan’s intention to continue to act in accord with the other powers was also pointed out in the answers of the Japanese Government.

I have the honor to be, etc.,

A. E. Buck.
  1. Printed ante, p. 315.