Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay.

No. 528.]

Sir: I have the honor to confirm my telegrama of date the 26th instant, relating to registration and taxation of houses in the former foreign settlements.

Having received no instructions in respect of the matters discussed [Page 344]in my dispatch of April 7 and July 6 last, and much anxiety being expressed by American residents in the late foreign settlements and many inquiries made as to the position the United States assumed, pending action by the Japanese Government upon the protests of Great Britain, France, and Germany, expected very soon, I thought it necessary to telegraph as above.

I have, etc.

A. E. Buck.
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