Ambassador Wright to the Secretary of State.

No. 19.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the department’s instructions No. 186, dated April 30, 1906, inclosing the commission of John Edward Jones, District of Columbia, as consul-general of the United States at Dahry, Manchuria. On applying to the foreign office for his formal recognition, I have been informed that it was quite certain that he might proceed to his post as consul-general some time in July.

In my interview with the Viscount Hayashi, minister for foreign affairs, on the 19th instant, I was assured that Doctor Jones might proceed to Dalny in his personal capacity within a few days for the purpose of engaging a house for himself and family as a residence. Doctor Jones’s commission has been retained at the foreign office pending the issuance of his exequatur.

I have, etc.,

Luke E. Wright.