Minister Morgan to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Morgan reports that the Japanese minister has informed him that under the agreement between Japan and Korea,a which was [Page 629] signed on the 17th instant, Japan assumes complete direction and administration of Korean foreign relations. The agreement is based on the principles already outlined to the American Government by the Japanese minister for foreign affairs and the Japanese Government will communicate the text of it to the Department.)

  1. Agreement printed under Japan, p. 612.