The Japanese Chargé to Acting Secretary of State Adee.

Dear Mr. Adee: Referring to your note of the 29th instant, relative to the request for permission to return to Russia for two lieutenants and three sublieutenants aboard the Russian vessels now interned at Manila, on account of illness, I have the honor to inform you that the Japanese Government would not have objection to the desired permission being given to the said officers under such conditions as have been exacted by the United States Government in former similar cases.

I am, etc.,

Eki Hioki.