Minister Conger to the Secretary of State.
Peking, China, December 29, 1904.
Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 938 of March 7, 1902, and department instruction No. 518 of May 14, 1902, concerning amendments to the rules governing the mixed court at Shanghai, I have to [Page 372]report that the representatives of all the powers, except the French and the Mexican (who says he has no objections but can not join), have sent the proposed amendments, with a joint note, to the Chinese Government requesting their agreement thereto.
I inclose a copy of this note, and will report further on receipt of their reply.
I have the honor, etc.,