Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick.
Washington, April 1, 1904.
Sir: I inclose copy of a note from the Japanese minister at this capital indicating the course which, he states, the Russian Government has agreed to follow in the matter of communicating information to you concerning such Japanese prisoners of war as may fall into their hands.
You will bring the matter to the attention of the Russian foreign office, and ask that the regular communication agreed upon may be made to you without your making request therefor in each case.
You will communicate the information received to the Japanese minister at Berlin.
I am, etc.,