Mr. Allen to Mr. Hay.
Seoul, Korea , May 10, 1904 .
Sir: In my No. 671, of February 18 last, I informed you of an attack by soldiers upon one of the cars of the electric company. I have your reply to this letter dated April 6, in which you express the Department’s approval of my note to the Korean minister for foreign affairs asking that the guilty parties be punished.
I therefore now have the honor to hand you the final note on the subject from the Korean foreign office dated April 23, handing me the results of the investigation held by the military court. Each party seems to have been found guilty and each to have received sufficient punishment, so that the case might be considered settled by being balanced. The incident is valuable in showing that some recognition was taken of the action of the soldiers.
I have, etc.,