Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay.

[Telegram.—Paraphrase.]

(Mr. Leishman transmits the following note from the minister for foreign affairs.a

Mr. Leishman states that in his opinion the declaration is as full in principle as obtained by any power except the French, and if the declaration concerning the schools had been made two years ago when the original demand was filed he would have recommended its acceptance.)

  1. See inclosure 1 to dispatch No. 870, August 15, 1904, printed on p. 828.↩