Mr. Allen to Mr. Hay.
Seoul, June 3, 1902.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt on the 25th ultimo of your cablegrama in regard to the matter of obtaining permission for the consuls of the United States to attend to the interests of Cuba and its citizens pending the establishment of Cuban consulates.
I at once addressed acting foreign minister as per inclosed copy of my letter.
After much delay I received a reply merely acknowledging the receipt of my letter.
This dispatch I returned with the explanation that as I had asked for permission for United States consular officers to act, I must have a definite statement as to whether such permission is granted. This brought a satisfactory reply, a copy of which I inclose, in which permission is granted.
I have, etc.,