Mr. Hay to Mr. Eddy.

No. 156.]

Sir: I inclose herewith a copy of a note from the Japanese minister at this capital conveying the thanks of his Government to Mr. McCormick for his good offices in bringing about the return to Japan of some 800 Japanese subjects, who have, until lately, been remaining in Russia, and who are to leave Bremen for home about the 20th instant.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.

(Note.—See No. 75, October 11, 1904, from the Japanese Legation, p. 436.)