The Japanese Chargé to the Secretary of State.

No. 24.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that Viscount Siuzo Aoki, who has been appointed by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan to be his ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary near the Government of the United States, has arrived in Washington yesterday.

I beg leave to request that you will be so good as to appoint a time when he may call at the Department of State to pay his respects to you and to make arrangements with, you for the presentation of his credentials to the President.

Accept, etc.,

Eki Hioki.