Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger.


(Mr. Hay acknowledges Mr. Conger’s telegram of June 28, reporting the terms proposed for the restoration of Tientsin to the Chinese authorities, and approves Mr. Conger’s dissent therefrom. Mr. Hay states that he is informed that the British Government also regard the terms as harsh, and directs Mr. Conger to endeavor to reach practical adjustment of protective zone, so that China can fulfill the demanded obligation to maintain order therein, and to refrain from supporting any excessive grants made by the provisional government.)