The Secretary of State to the Japanese chargé d’ affaires.
Washington , April 13, 1906 .
My Dear Mr. Hioki: I inclose, in the form of a memorandum, my response to the unsigned and undated memorandum you gave me yesterday concerning the evacuation of Manchuria.[Page 182]
While sending you this formal paper, I have the pleasure to acknowledge also your personal and informal memorandum which accompanied the same and in which you discuss the military and practical difficulties in the way of admitting foreigners to the evacuated territory.
I can not believe that American citizens will be likely to add to the embarrassments of your military commanders in any appreciable degree.
Thanking you for the information, I am, my dear Mr. Hioki,