The Secretary of State to the Japanese Chargé.

No. 243.]

Sir: Referring to your note No. 86 of the 11th instant, I have the honor to advise you of the receipt of a telegram from Ambassador Meyer, received at 6.05 p.m. yesterday, by which he advises me that a special telegram has been sent to General Linevitch by the Russian general staff requesting information “as to the details of arrangement for exchange of prisoners.” On receipt of the reply Mr. Meyer will cable.

He adds that the Japanese prisoners from Medoen were delivered in excellent condition at Wirballen on the morning of the 15th.

Accept, etc.,

Elihu Root.