Mr. Takahira to Mr. Hay.

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of yesterday’s date conveying the gratifying intelligence that the Government of Russia had responded favorably to the proposal to limit the zone of military activities in the war between Japan and Russia so far as Chinese territories are concerned. Please accept my cordial thanks for your kindness in informing me of this gratifying result of the wise and benevolent policy of your Government.

Believe, etc.,

K. Takahira.