Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger.


(Mr. Hay states that provisional extension of British municipality to cover former American concession at Tientsin, with complete reservation of American residence and commerce therein and eventual right of reentry, might be arranged; that it is very desirable to keep open the right of eventual recovery of American interest in the concession.

Refers to Mr. Ragsdale’s letter inclosed in dispatch No. 677 from Mr. Squiers.)