Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick.

[Telegram.—Paraphrase.]

(Mr. Hay informs Mr. McCormick that the British steamer Ettrick Dale will be dispatched to Korsakov by the Japanese Government to withdraw their subjects, and that the same will leave Hakodate about April 28. Instructs him to request the Russian [Page 719]Government to telegraph this information to the Russian authorities at Korsakov; to inform the Japanese consulate at Korsakov, through the commercial agent at Vladivostok, that, as far as possible, the Japanese residents in Saghalien should be gathered before the arrival of the Ettrick Dale, which, in addition to the passengers, will be able to take away a large amount of freight.)