The Korean Chargé to the Secretary of State.
Washington, December 16, 1905.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 24th ultimo, informing me that by agreement signed on November 17, by the plenipotentiaries of Japan and Korea, by which Japan becomes the medium for conducting the foreign relations of Korea, you had, under date of the 24th ultimo, telegraphed the American minister to withdraw from Korea.
I have further the honor to inform you that I have this day received instructions from Mr. Yi Wan Yong, the acting minister of foreign affairs of Korea, to transfer to the Japanese legation the archives and other property in my charge.[Page 634]
Mr. Secretary, in taking leave of my diplomatic relations with your Department, I beg that you accept my thanks and the assurances of my high appreciation for past courtesies shown me.