Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay.


(Mr. Conger asks if the return of the former United States concession at Tientsin shall be demanded from the Chinese Government. He states that its only value is in the remote contingency of a point to land troops being required; that it is very small; that no Americans are residing or are likely to reside there, and that a general international settlement is impossible.

Refers to dispatches Nos. 491, 551, and 677.)