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Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick.

[Telegram.—Paraphrase.]

(Mr. Hay informs Mr. McCormick that the American minister in China reports that the Russian authorities at Niuchwang refuse to release the two Japanese servants of Washburn and Little, American correspondents, who were taken from the press boat Fuhwan near Niuchwang, and instructs him to use good offices to effect their release or lenient treatment, as they were employed in good faith and are believed to be blameless.)