Minister Rockhill to the Secretary of State.
Peking, China, May 25, 1906.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 136 of April 18 with reference to the mixed court at Shanghai, since which date the department has received my No. 254 of March 9, inclosing a copy of the joint note of the foreign representatives to Prince Ch’ing of March 5, together with a new draft, made after consideration of the Chinese counter amendments.
Up to the present time no reply has been received from the Chinese Government. I inclose herewith a copy of a note which I addressed to Prince Ch’ing on the 17th instant, calling his attention to the fact that two months have elapsed since his Government had received the new draft for its consideration and expressing a hope for an early reply.
I have the honor, etc.