The Acting Secretary of State to the Japanese Chargé.

Dear Mr. Hioki: I have just received word from the White House that the President will be pleased to receive Viscount Aoki for the purpose of presenting his letter of credence as ambassador of Japan, on Thursday afternoon, the 3d instant, at 2.30 o’clock.

Colonel Bromwell will call for the ambassador in the President’s landau and escort him to the White House

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.