Mr. Hill to Mr. Allen.

No. 175.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 359, of the 7th ultimo, on the subject of the residence of American missionaries in the interior of Korea.

In reply I have to say that the Department shares your views that it is inexpedient to encourage American citizens to reside in the remote interior, and that each individual case should be dealt with according to its facts as it arises.

I am, etc.,

David J. Hill,
Acting Secretary.