Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay.
Peking, China, June 22, 1904.
Sir: Referring to my No. 1630 of the 8th instant, I have the honor to inclose copies of a note received from the Waiwu Pu and of my reply thereto.
All the representatives of the signatory powers have received identical notes. The German and British ministers have made replies much the same as mine.
The proposals are the same as those irregularly presented by the Nanking viceroy to the consuls at Shanghai.
Trusting that my action will meet with your approval, and waiting your instructions,
I have, etc.,