The Japanese Chargé to Acting Secretary of State Adee.

Sir: Referring to my note No. 42 of to-day’s date, relative to the case of an infraction of the international conventions’ by the commander of the first brigade of the thirty-first division of the Russian army in Manchuria, I have the honor to inform you that I am instructed by the Imperial Government to bring the case in question to the special notice of the United States Government as one of the signatories of the Geneva and Hague conventions.

Accept, etc.,

Eki Hioki.