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A.

  • Agreement between Great Britain and Germany relating to troubles in China:
    • text 31
    • views of United States Government 31
  • Allotment of land, forts, and buildings at Shamhaikwan for a semipermanent garrison. (See Military measures.)
  • Ammunition. (See Prohibition of arms, etc.)
  • Amortization: plan of; annex 13 to final protocol 328
  • Amoy: international concession at. (See Concession.)
  • Annexes to protocol. (See Protocol, final.)
  • Arbitral tribunal:
    • Mr. Rockhill proposed to submit question of Chinese indemnity to The Hague 226, 373
    • Mr. Hill approves above proposal 226, 374
  • Archives of the Tsungli Yamen. (See Tsungli Yamen.)
  • Arms. (See Prohibition of.)

C.

  • Cemeteries: list of, desecrated (annex 10 to final protocol) 325
  • Ceremonial, court:
    • discussions of reform in 120, 121, 122, 132, 160
    • Mr. Rockhill transmits full correspondence with Chinese plenipotentiaries relating to audiences of foreign representatives with the Emperor 188, 279, 291
    • memorandum on ceremonial to be followed in solemn audiences (annex 19 to final protocol) 338
  • Cessation of hostilities:
    • proposal of Li Hung-chang for 1516
    • conditions under which United States will consider 16
  • Chang Yin-huan: posthumous honors for 254, 303
  • Chinese foreign office. (See Foreign office, Chinese.)
  • Ching, Prince: order of privy council to proceed to Peking to negotiate with powers 21
  • Christians, native: indemnity for wrongs and losses 45
  • Commercial privileges: Mr. Rockhill transmits correspondence with Yangtze viceroys on the subject 170
  • Commercial treaties. (See Treaties.)
  • Commissioner to China. (See Rockhill, W. W.)
  • Commission, international, for the conversion of the tariff: objections of Great Britain 299
  • Concession, international, at Amoy: Mr. Rockhill transmits correspondence in regard to 278
  • Conservancy of the Whangpu. (See Whangpu River.)
  • Court ceremonial. (See Ceremonial, court.)

D.

  • Degradation of Major Siao, of the Chinese army, because of his kindness to Americans 42
  • Diplomatic quarter at Peking. (See Legation quarter.)
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E.

  • Edicts, Imperial:
    • appointment of Li Hung-chang as envoy plenipotentiary 14, 21
    • prescribing certain punishments 25
    • decreeing satisfactory punishments 92
    • directing Chinese plenipotentiaries to bring to a prompt close the peace negotiations 177
    • accepting the 12 articles of the final protocol (annex 1 to final protocol) 319
    • directing Prince Ch’ün to proceed to Germany on an expiatory mission (annex 2 to final protocol) 319
    • decreeing punishments (annexes 4, 5, and 6 to final protocol) 320, 322, 323
    • restoring honors to certain officials (annex 7 to final protocol) 324
    • suspending examinations (annex 8 to final protocol) 324
    • decreeing expiatory mission to Japan (annex 9 to final protocol) 325
    • prohibiting importation of arms, etc. (annex 11 to final protocol) 326
    • directed against secret societies (annex 15 to final protocol) 331
    • commanding the protection of foreigners (annex 16 to final protocol) 332
    • creating a board of foreign affairs (annex 18 to final protocol) 337
  • Emperor of China:
    • appeal for President’s assistance in restoring peace and order 12, 28
    • President’s reply to above 13, 29
    • return to Peking: Mr. Conger reports, in view of delay in beginning negotiations, having suggested 34
    • Prince Ching states that the Emperor has been memorialized to return to Peking 35
  • Envoys plenipotentiary of China. (See Plenipotentiaries of China.)
  • Examinations: imperial edict declaring suspension of (annex 8 to final protocol) 324
  • Expiatorjr missions:
    • to Germany:
      • Mr. Rockhill reports intended departure of 253
      • Imperial edict directing Prince Ch’un to proceed on 319
    • to Japan:
      • Mr. Rockhill reports intended departure of 253
      • Imperial edict decreeing (annex 9 to final protocol) 325
  • Expiatory monuments. (See Monuments.)

F.

  • Final protocol. (See Protocol, final.)
  • Foreigners, protection of: imperial edict commanding (annex 16 to final protocol) 332
  • Foreign office, Chinese:
    • Mr. Rockhill reports discussions by the diplomatic representatives of questions of reform in, and transmits correspondence with Chinese plenipotentiaries 120, 121, 122, 132, 272, 291
    • Imperial edict creating board of foreign affairs (annex 18 to final protocol) 337
  • France:
    • chargé d’affaires communicates purposes of his Government in negotiations 26, 29
    • memoranda to French chargé d’affaires outlining intended policy of the United States in negotiations 27, 30

G.

  • Germany:
    • chargé d’affaires communicates views of his Government as to conditions to be exacted in the matter of punishments preliminary to entering upon negotiations 23, 341
    • Mr. Hill communicates views of United States Government on above question 24, 341
    • chargé d’affaires asks views of United States as to edict prescribing certain punishments 25
    • memorandum of the Secretary of State replying to above inquiry 26
    • agreement between Germany and Great Britain relating to troubles in China 31
    • views of the United States Government on above agreement 31
  • Great Britain:
    • agreement between Great Britain and Germany relating to troubles in China 31
    • views of the United States Government on above agreement 31
  • Guards. (See Legation guards.)

H.

  • Honors:
    • bestowed on antiforeign Chinese, Tung Fu-hsiang and Li Ping-heng: Mr. Conger protests against 51
    • restoration of, to certain officials: Imperial edict (annex 7 to final protocol) 324
  • Hostilities, cessation of:
    • proposal of Li Hung-chang for 15, 16
    • conditions under which United States will consider 16

I.

  • Indemnities (see Negotiations):
    • Mr. Conger reports as to amount China can probably pay, and sources from which it may be drawn 70
    • views of United States as to 359, 361, 366, 367, 369, 371, 372, 373
    • Mr. Rockhill reports various discussions by the foreign representatives 86, 94, 101, 103, 360, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 380, 381
    • conclusion of the discussion and report of the Commission 104
    • conference, informal, on various points relating to the report of the Commission 108
    • appointment of a committee to consider the financial resources of China, with a view to payment of 112
    • memoranda prepared by Sir Ernest Satow, British minister to China, and Sir Robert Hart 113
    • proposition to govern claims for legation guards and volunteers 119, 360
    • suggestions of Mr. Rockhill 127, 128
    • views of British Government 139
    • views of United States Government requested 139
    • proposition of the United States: reports discussion of 141
    • views of British Government as transmitted to Mr Rockhill by British minister to China 143
    • report of committee appointed to consider the question of payment of, discussion by diplomatic representatives 144, 155
    • reply of Chinese plenipotentiaries as to payment of 165
    • Mr. Rockhill comments on the difficulty of the representatives of the powers in arriving at any understanding: incloses memorandum of British minister to China 169
    • discussion of note of Chinese plenipotentiaries indicating their proposed method of payment, and reply thereto 171
    • Mr. Hay approves Mr. Rockhill’s position on the question 173
    • continuation of discussion of the British proposals for payment by China 173
    • Mr. Rockhill reports positions of various powers and thinks the United States policy of moderation has been of benefit to China and American interests there 175
    • further discussion of British proposal 176
    • opinion of Viceroy Chang Chih-tung 181
    • Mr. Rockhill reports having received information of an imperial edict agreeing to payment of 450,000,000 taels 181
    • communication from Chinese plenipotentiaries accepting indemnity of 450,000,000 taels 184
    • Mr. Rockhill reports discussion of various plans of amortization 186, 376
    • minutes of meeting between members of committee on payment and Li Hung-chang 187
    • list of indemnities asked up to July 1, 1901 224
    • Mr. Rockhill reports having proposed to submit the question to the Arbitral Tribunal at The Hague; also as to attitude of various powers on the proposed indemnity 226, 373
    • Mr. Hill approves Mr. Rockhill’s proposal to submit the question to The Hague 226, 374
    • revenues to be set aside for the payment of: consideration of the question 227, 244, 246
    • Mr. Hill approves Mr. Rockhill’s action in the consideration of above question 230
    • Russian minister’s objection to a revision of inland navigation regulations: incloses memorandum 243
    • memorandum of Japanese minister, showing loss Japan would suffer if 4 per interest on bonds should be accepted 250
    • revenue measures: Mr. Rockhill advises postponement of commercial treaty negotiation 252
    • discussion of details 255, 275, 283
    • transmits copy of note from Chinese plenipotentiaries as to payment (annex 12 to final protocol) 326
    • plan of amortization (annex 13 to final protocol) 328
    • bond for total indemnity; Mr. Conger transmits 339
  • Instructions, general, to Mr. Rockhill, United States Commissioner 14
  • International commission for the conversion of the tariff. (See Commission, International.)
  • International Concession. (See Concession.)

L.

  • Legation:
    • Russian chargé d’affaires inquires if United States intends to transfer its legation to Tientsin 23, 341
    • Russian chargé d’affaires informed that United States has no present intention to withdraw its legation from Peking 23, 341
  • Legation guards:
    • Mr. Rockhill gives his reasons for thinking one company of infantry sufficient 101
    • discussion of reduction of number of 139
  • Legation quarter:
    • plan for proposed: Mr. Conger forwards and offers suggestions 82
    • demand for: Mr. Rockhill reports conference respecting demands for, and that area allotted to United States is inadequate 93
    • conference of diplomatic representatives in regard to 96, 101
    • seizure of land in: Mr. Conger reports steps taken to prevent 97
    • defense of: Mr. Hay concurs in Mr. Rockhill’s views respecting proposed system of 98
    • objection to area asked for: Mr. Rockhill transmits memorandum of Chinese plenipotentiaries setting forth 99
    • acquisition of land by private individuals: Department enjoins the withholding, for the present, of authorization of 100
    • correspondence with Chinese plenipotentiaries 108
    • police regulations for: discussion of 112
    • demand to be made for a tract for: Mr. Hay approves 125
    • defense of: discussion of measures for 160
    • Mr. Rockhill transmits correspondence concerning carrying out of Article VII of Joint Note providing for the creating in Peking of a defensible 232
    • Mr. Adee gives views of Department on above question 241
    • satisfactory conclusion of the question: Mr. Rockhill transmits correspondence and reports 294
    • boundaries, description of (annex 14 to final protocol) 330
  • Li Hung-chang: appointment as envoy plenipotentiary 14
  • Looting of foreign settlement at Peitaiho: punishment of guilty parties 129

M.

  • Maps:
    • of proposed legation quarter at Peking 86
    • of legation quarter at Peking (annex 14 to final protocol) 330
  • Military measures:
    • points to be occupied by United States troops 360
    • means of carrying out Articles VIII and IX of Joint Note: correspondence between Mr. Rockhill and General Chaffee as to 124
    • views of United States 366
    • discussion of, by diplomatic representatives, in connection with Articles VIII and IX of Joint Note, and reports of Field Marshal Count von Waldersee and General Chaffee 132, 359, 361
    • discussion of 137, 160
    • reply of diplomatic representatives to letter of Field Marshal Count von Waldersee 140
    • Count von Waldersee’s proposition: discussion of; correspondence inclosed 178
    • intention of Chinese plenipotentiaries to bring some 3,000 troops to Peking to police the city, and refusal of diplomatic corps to allow it: correspondence inclosed 247
    • allotment of land, forts, and buildings at Shanhaikwan for a semipermanent garrison: correspondence inclosed 248, 251
    • proclamation of the powers reciting events which brought about occupation by foreign forces and the conditions of evacuation 274
    • conference of the commanders-in-chief of the allied forces in reference to Articles VIII and IX of the Joint Note: minutes of 284
    • fortifications to be razed, and points which are to be held by foreign troops: Mr. Rockhill transmits note to Chinese plenipotentiaries giving list of 293
  • Military operations: reports of proposed resumption of; Mr. Conger protested against 91
  • Mission. (See Expiatory mission.)
  • Monuments:
    • commemorative: to Baron von Ketteler: report that work has been begun on (annex 3 to final protocol) 319
    • expiatory: carrying out of Article IV of the Joint Note providing for the erection of: correspondence concerning 230
    • expiatory: satisfactory conclusion of the question: correspondence inclosed 296

N.

  • Native Christians: indemnity for wrongs and losses 45, 346
  • Negotiations. (See Indemnities; Military measures; Punishments; Prohibition of arms, etc.)
    • purposes and policy of the United States: circular note of July 3, 1900, defining 12
    • proposition of Li Hung-chang for the commencement of 15, 16
    • conditions under which the United States will enter upon. 15, 16
    • Russian chargé d’affaires inquires if the United States is prepared to enter upon without delay with Chinese plenipotentiaries 23
    • Russian chargé d’affaires informed that United States minister at Peking will be authorized to enter into relations with Li Hung-chang and Prince Ching 23
    • punishments: German chargé d’affaires communicates views of his Government as to conditions to be exacted preliminary to entering upon negotiations 23
    • punishments: Mr. Hill communicates to the German chargé d’affaires the views of the United States Government in the matter of demand for 24
    • French chargé d’affaires communicates purposes of his Government 26, 29
    • memoranda to French chargé d’affaires outlining intended policy of the United States 27, 20
    • correspondence with Prince Ching in regard to his and Li Hung-chang’s appointment as negotiators: Mr. Conger suggests transfer of negotiations to Shanghai or Washington 32
    • weakness of Chinese Government: Mr. Conger reports, and thinks the powers will have to devise a plan and China will be compelled to accept it 33
    • Emperor of China: Mr. Conger reports having suggested, in view of delay in beginning negotiations, the return to Peking of; incloses note to Prince Ching 34
    • Emperor of China: Prince Ching states that he has been memorialized to return to Peking 35
    • delays in beginning negotiations: Mr. Conger reports, and makes suggestions in regard to 36
    • preliminary convention submitted by Chinese plenipotentiaries 40, 344
    • views of United States on above propositions 345, 363
    • conference, formal, of foreign ministers: Mr. Conger reports 43
    • conference of the powers: Mr. Conger reports progress toward a general 43
    • agreement on general proposition: Mr. Conger reports progress of foreign representatives toward 45
    • progress: report in general on 48, 350, 364, 365
    • demands proposed to be presented to Chinese plenipotentiaries: Mr. Conger transmits note setting forth 49, 347, 351
    • views of United States as above demands 348, 349, 350, 351, 356, 357, 358, 363
    • death penalty: Mr. Conger reports action toward securing change in demands for 54
    • Chinese plenipotentiaries: Mr. Conger reports that satisfactory full powers have not been exhibited by 55
    • controversy as to introduction of the word “irrevocable,” and general report as to progress 56, 353, 354, 355
    • Joint Note containing demands of the powers: text of 58, 352, 353
    • Mr. Hay directs to sign Joint Note 353, 367
    • Joint Note delivered to Prince Ching, who presented full powers of himself and Li Hung-chang 60, 356
    • Mr. Conger suggests impracticability of satisfactorily negotiating in Peking on questions of indemnity, etc. 62
    • joint demands of the powers: acceptance by Chinese plenipotentiaries of 63, 64, 356, 357, 358
    • joint demands of the powers: reply to acceptance by Chinese plenipotentiaries, setting forth certain conditions 69, 358
    • approval by Mr. Hay of Mr. Rockhill’s actions 95
    • memorandum of British minister to China reviewing present status of negotiations: Mr. Rockhill transmits 125
    • Imperial edict directing Chinese plenipotentiaries to bring peace negotiations to a prompt close: Mr. Rockhill transmits 177
    • delay in signing final protocol: Mr. Rockhill reports 298
    • international commission for the conversion of the tariff: objections of British Government to 299
    • final protocol: Mr. Rockhill transmits minutes of conference at which it was signed 305
    • final protocol:
      • French text 306
      • English text 312
    • (For annexes, see Protocol, final.)

O.

  • Order and peace:
    • Emperor of China requests President’s assistance in restoring 12, 28
    • President’s replies to Emperor’s appeal for assistance in restoring 13, 29

P.

  • Peace and order:
    • Emperor of China requests President’s assistance in restoring 12, 28
    • President’s replies to Emperor’s appeal for assistance in restoring 13, 29
  • Peiho River. (See Whangpu River, conservancy of.)
  • Plenipotentiaries of China:
    • appointment of Li Hung-chang et al 14, 342
    • proposal of Li Hung-chang for commencement of negotiations 15, 16
    • conditions necessary to be complied with before the United States will enter into negotiations: statement of 15, 16, 341, 342
    • communication between Li Hung-chang and the Chinese authorities: Russian chargé d’affaires asks opinion of United States Government on resolution of admirals to interdict 17
    • communication between Li Hung-chang and the Chinese authorities: Mr. Adee informs the Russian chargé d’affaires that it has not been interdicted 17
    • communication between Li Hung-chang and the Chinese authorities: substance of Admiral Remey’s report on proposal of admirals of allied fleet to interdict 18
    • credentials: the United States hopes Li Hung-chang’s, are full and complete 21
    • appointment: Li Hung Chang transmits imperial edict containing his 21
    • order of privy council for Li Hung-chang and Prince Ching to proceed to Peking to negotiate with the powers 21
    • plenipotentiary authority of Li Hung-chang and Prince Ching: United States accepts as sufficient for preliminary negotiations 22
    • negotiations: Prince Ching requests early opening of 22
    • Li Hung Chang’s journey to Pekin: United States will facilitate 22
    • powers, full, of Li Hung-chang and Prince Ching: Russian charge d’affaires inquires if the United States recognizes as sufficient 23
    • powers, full, of Li Hung-chang and Prince Ching: Russian chargé d’affaires informed that the United States accepts as sufficient for preliminary negotiations 23
    • appointment of Li Hung-chang and Prince Ching: Mr. Conger transmits correspondence with Prince Ching in regard to 32
  • Policing of Pekin: Mr. Rockhill transmits correspondence disclosing intention of Chinese plenipotentiaries to bring some 3,000 troops to Pekin to police the city, and the refusal of the diplomatic corps to allow it 247
  • Posthumous honors for Chang Yin-huan 254, 303
  • President of the United States:
    • transmits Mr. Rockhill’s report to the Senate and House of Representatives 3
    • reply to appeal of Emperor of China for assistance in restoring peace and order 13, 29
  • Prince Ching: order of privy council to proceed to Pekin to negotiate with the Powers 21
  • Prohibition of arms, etc.:
    • materials used in manufacture of ammunition: definitions of 364, 365
    • report of the commission appointed to consider means to enforce: Mr. Rockhill reports discussion of 111, 376
    • report of the commission charged with determining measures necessary for 130
    • measures to attain desired end: Mr. Rockhill transmits note to Chinese plenipotentiaries, asking that the Chinese Government take necessary 297
    • edict, providing for: Mr. Rockhill transmits correspondence in regard to an 303
    • imperial edict decreeing (annex 11 to final protocol) 326
  • Protection of foreigners: Imperial edict commanding (annex 16 to final protocol) 332
  • Protocol, final:
    • delay in signing, Mr. Rockhill reports causes of 298, 379
    • signing of, Mr. Rockhill transmits minutes of conference at which it took place 305, 382
    • text:
    • Imperial edict accepting the twelve articles (annex 1) 319
    • Imperial edict directing Prince Ch’ün to proceed to Germany on expiatory mission (annex 2) 319
    • monument, commemorative, to Baron von Ketteler: report that work has been begun on (annex 3) 319
    • Imperial edicts decreeing punishments (annexes 4, 5, and 6) 320, 322, 323
    • Imperial edict restoring honors to certain officials (annex 7) 324
    • Imperial edict suspending examinations (annex 8) 324
    • Imperial edict decreeing expiatory mission to Japan (annex 9) 325
    • list of desecrated cemeteries (annex 10) 325
    • Imperial edict prohibiting importation of firearms, etc. (annex 11) 326
    • proposals of Chinese plenipotentiaries as to pavment of indemnities (annex 12) 326
    • indemnities: plan of amortization (annex 13) 328
    • legation quarter at Pekin: description of boundaries of (annex 14) 330
    • Imperial edict directed against secret societies (annex 15) 331
    • Imperial edict commanding the protection of foreigners (annex 16) 332
    • regulations for the improvement of the course of the Whangpu River (annex 17) 333
    • Imperial edict creating board of foreign affairs (annex 18) 337
    • memorandum on ceremonial to be followed in solemn audiences (annex 19) 338
  • Punishments (see Expiatory missions):
    • views of German Government in the matter of demand for 23
    • views of the United States Government in the matter of demand for 24, 348
    • Imperial edict prescribing certain 25, 343
    • views of United States as to above edict requested by German chargé d’affaires 25
    • views of United States as to above edict 26, 343, 362
    • Imperial edict prescribing: Mr. Conger regards it as wholly inadequate 39, 349, 361
    • reprehensible punishment of pro-foreign Chinese officials 42
    • demands to be made by foreign ministers for punishment of Chinese officials 43, 346, 350, 361, 366
    • views of United States as to above proposed demands 346, 363
    • execution of Chinese officials at Pao-ting Fu: Mr. Rockhill reports 46
    • military expedition to Pao-ting Fu: Mr. Rockhill’s statement to viceroy that United States took no part in, is approved 47
    • military expedition to Pao-ting Fu: Mr. Conger reports on 47, 349
    • inadequacy of prescribed punishments: Mr. Conger comments on 48
    • protest against honors bestowed on antiforeign Chinese, Tung Fu-hsiang and Li Ping-heng 51
    • removal of Tung Fu-hsiang from court 55
    • beheading of En Hai, charged with murder of German minister 62
    • proposed demands for certain 69, 346
    • conference with Chinese plenipotentiaries: Mr. Conger reports particulars of, and incloses correspondence, indictment of guilty officials, secret decree, etc. 71, 360
    • Imperial decrees fixing additional punishments: Mr. Conger forwards three, and comments on them as being unsatisfactory 88
    • Imperial decree, satisfactory: Mr. Conger forwards 92, 363
    • discussion by foreign representatives 94, 101, 112, 364
    • Chinese commissioners report that certain sentences have been carried out 96, 98, 362
    • examinations, suspension of: discussion by diplomatic representatives, and final satisfactory settlement of the question 103, 177, 178, 219, 245, 281
    • list sent to Chinese plenipotentiaries 123
    • looting foreign settlement at Peitaiho: punishment of parties guilty of 129
    • carrying out of certain sentences: Mr. Rockhill reports 166, 192
    • demands for: Mr. Rockhill reports in detail as to 192
    • Mr. Hill states that Department is gratified at Mr. Rockhill’s reports on the subject, and at his action in carrying out the President’s instructions to oppose shedding of any more blood 219
    • examinations, suspension of: Mr. Hill approves Mr. Rockhill’s action in the matter 224
    • Imperial edicts decreeing (annexes 4, 5, and 6 to final protocol) 320, 322, 323
    • examinations, suspension of: Imperial edict decreeing (annex 8 to final protocol) 324
  • Purposes and policy of the United States:
    • circular note of July 3, 1900, defining 12
    • general instructions to Mr. Rockhill, United States commissioner 14

R.

  • Reforms: (See Ceremonial, court; Foreign office, Chinese.)
    • Mr. Rockhill transmits correspondence with the Yangtze viceroys on the subject 170
  • Rehabilitation of Chang Yin-huan 254, 303
  • Report of Mr. Rockhill:
    • transmitted to the President by the Secretary of State 3
    • transmitted by the President to the Senate and House of Representatives 3
    • text of 3
  • Resources of China. (See Indemnities.)
  • Restoration of order and peace:
    • Emperor of China requests President’s assistance in 12
    • President’s repy to Emperor’s appeal 13, 29
    • Chinese forces, regular: Mr. Rockhill transmits letter from Li Hung-chang asking permission to use 182
  • Revenues of China (see Indemnities):
    • to be set aside for payment of indemnities: consideration by diplomatic corps of question of 227, 244
    • Mr. Hill approves Mr. Rockhill’s action 230
  • Revision of treaties. (See Treaties.)
  • Rockhill, W. W., United States commissioner:
    • appointment and general instructions 14, 340
    • report transmitted through the Secretary of State and the President to the Senate and House of Representatives 3
  • Russia:
    • chargé d’affaires asks opinion of the United States Government on resolution of admirals of allied fleet to interdict communication between Li Hung-chang and the Chinese authorities 17
    • Mr. Adee informs the Russian chargé d’affaires that communication between Li Hung-chang and the Chinese authorities has not been interdicted 17
    • Mr. Adee communicates to Russian chargé d’affaires the substance of Admiral Remy’s report on proposal of admirals of allied fleet to interdict communication between Li Hung-chang and the Chinese authorities 18
    • declaration of Russia’s purposes, and views of the United States thereon 19, 20, 340
    • chargé d’affaires requests views of the United States Government on questions at issue 23
    • memorandum in reply to inquiries as to purposes of the United States 23
    • withdrawal of Russian troops from Peking: Mr. Conger reports 33, 341
    • Russian chargé d’affaires inquires if United States intends to transfer its legation to Tientsin 23, 341
    • Russian chargé d’affaires informed that United States has no present intention to withdraw its legation from Pekin 23, 341

S.

  • Secretary of State: transmits Mr. Rockhill’s report to the President 3
  • Secret societies: Imperial decree directed against (annex 15 to final protocol) 331
  • Suspension of examinations. (See Punishments.)

T.

  • Tariffs, changes in 378, 379, 380
  • Treaties, commercial:
    • Mr. Hill forwards to Mr. Rockhill a report by Mr. John A. Kasson, special commissioner plenipotentiary, and accompanying communications, on the subject of revision of 208
    • Views of United States 368
  • Tsungli Yamen: Mr. Rockhill incloses correspondence showing transfer to Chinese plenipotentiaries of the records of 153

W.

  • Whangpu River: conservancy of:
    • commission to recommend plan for: Mr. Rockhill reports appointment of 161
    • correspondence in regard to: Mr. Rockhill transmits 257, 379
    • agreement arrived at: Mr. Rockhill reports in regard to 290
    • financial cooperation of the Chinese Government: Mr. Rockhill transmits note to Chinese plenipotentiaries asking the 299
    • objections of Chinese officials to the scheme: Mr. Rockhill transmits correspondence in regard to 300
    • regulations for improvement of course of (annex 17 to final protocol) 333
  • Withdrawal of troops:
    • inadvisability of: Mr. Rockhill gives reasons to show 110
    • reduction of expeditionary forces re ported 185, 341, 373
    • proclamation of the powers reciting events which brought about occupation by foreign troops, and the conditions of evacuation: Mr. Rockhill transmits 274
  • Woosung River: improvement of navigation of 381

Y.

  • Yangtze viceroys: correspondence with Chinese plenipotentiaries in regard to probable removal of 43