Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay.
Tokyo, Japan, March 17, 1904.
Sir: I have the honor to confirm your telegram received on the 16th instant in relation to the neutrality of China.
Immediately upon receipt of your telegram I embodied the information it contained in a note to the minister for foreign affairs and presented it to him in person. He expressed to me his high appreciation of the efforts of the Government of the United States in this matter and his gratification at the successful outcome, so important in the interest of peace and order in China.
The note of the Imperial Government in reply to that of this legation has now been received, and copies of both are transmitted herewith.
I have, etc.,