Chargé Coolidge to the Secretary of State.
Peking, March 9, 1905.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Department instruction of January 24b inclosing copies of a print of a recent correspondence between the Russian ambassador at Washington and the Secretary of State, as well as the instructions sent to the American minister at Peking regarding the observance of neutrality by China and the reply of the Chinese Government.
In compliance, this correspondence has been communicated to the Government of China, as shown by the inclosures herewith.
I have, etc.,