The Secretary of State to the Korean Chargé.

No. 19.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of even date by which you inform me of your receipt to-day of 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 your charge.

In thanking you for the kind assurances with which your note closes I desire to add the expression of my own appreciation of the agreeable relations which I have had with you and my regret at their severance.

Accept, etc.,

Elihu Root.