The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Conger.

No. 382.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Squier’s dispatch, No. 674, of July 22 last,a inclosing a copy of correspondence regarding a proposed revision of the code of rules for the mixed court at Shanghai, and reporting that he has requested the United States consul-general at Shanghai to confer with his British and German colleagues with the view of drafting a revised code for submission to the diplomatic body.

In reply I have to say that the department would be glad to examine the proposed code after it has been agreed upon by the consuls.,

I am, sir, etc.,

David J. Hill,
Acting Secretary.
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