Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay.


(Mr. Buck reports that Department’s telegram3 of August 22 has been communicated to Japanese minister for foreign affairs, who has received through the Chinese minister to Japan a similar communication [Page 364] from Li Hung Chang, and who says that his reply was substantially the same as that of the Department; and, in addition, that the Chinese Government, instead of suppressing the insurrection, have quite recently executed several of the Tsungli Yamen who were in opposition to the insurrection and have imprisoned others, making no efforts to protect foreigners, but have, on the contrary, given every assistance to the insurrectionists.)

  1. Printed ante, p. 302.