Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate.


(Mr. Hay states that it is understood that the United States vessel is authorized to patrol all the pelagic area of the north Pacific and the agreement with Russia extends this area to the prohibited zone around the Russian territories—an area too great to be effectively patrolled by one vessel—but her commander will be instructed in regard to the area within the confines of which he may use his discretion in his operations.)