Mr. Loomis to Mr. McCormick.


(Mr. Loomis informs Mr. McCormick that the Japanese Government desires to send a neutral ship to Korsakov, Saghalien Island, [Page 716]for the Japanese consular staff and 600 refugees detained there by ice and reported in need of food. Instructs him to ask for Russia’s consent and to notify the Japanese consulate at Korsakov to prepare for embarkation, and to advise the Japanese Government, through the American commerical agent at Vladivostok, when the relief vessel should be dispatched.)