The Japanese Chargé to Acting Secretary of State Adee.

Dear Mr. Secretary: Acknowledging receipt of your personal note of the 27th instant relative to the request made by the Russian ambassador for permission for the return to Russia, under his parole not to take any part in the war, of Sublieutenant Bertenson, of cruiser Aurora, interned at Manila, I have the honor to state in reply that the Imperial Government have no objection to the United States Government’s granting the desired permission to the said officer.

I am, etc.,

Eki Hioki.