Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay.
Tokyo, Japan, June 14, 1904.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s instruction No. 53 of April 14, 1904, inclosing for my information and for the attention of the Japanese Government a copy of a dispatch from Mr. Lambert, vice-consul, in charge of the American consulate at Tamsui, offering several suggestions to further restrain the inhabitants of the island of Botel Tobago who were implicated in the ill treatment of the survivors of the shipwrecked American vessel the Benjamin Sewall.
I immediately called the attention of the Japanese Government to Mr. Lambert’s three suggestions in a note to the minister for foreign affairs (a copy of which is herewith inclosed) and am now in receipt of his reply (a copy transmitted herewith), in which he says that the purport of my note had at once been communicated to the proper authorities.
I have, etc.,