The Secretary of State to the Japanese Minister.

No. 235.]

Sir: Your note of the 10th instant in regard to the refusal of the police authorities at Vladivostok to permit Japanese to land, has been received. In reply I take pleasure in saying that the substance of your note has been telegraphed to the American embassy at St. Petersburg with direction to instruct the consul at Vladivostok in the sense you suggest, and at the same time that the embassy shall advise the Russian Government of the complaint and of the explanation offered by the Japanese Government.

Accept, etc.,

Elihu Root.