The Japanese Minister to the Acting Secretary of State.


My Dear Mr. Adee: Acknowledging receipt of your personal note of the 13th instant relative to granting an indefinite leave of absence to Lieutenant Speshnoff, of the Russian transport Lena, which is considered necessary by an American medical survey board, I have the honor to inform you that the Imperial Government entertain no objection to the United States Government’s granting such permission to the said officer of Lena.

I am, etc.,

K. Takahira.