Ambassador Meyer to
the Secretary of State.
Petersburg, February 9,
Sir: I have the honor to confirm my two cipher
cablegrams sent on January 30a and February 2,a respectively, regarding the exchange of Japanese
prisoners of war in the Far East. True readings of the cablegrams will
be found inclosed.
In this connection I beg leave to inclose copy of a note, dated January
25, February 5, from the ministry for foreign affairs, bearing upon the
I have, etc.,
The Russian Minister of
Foreign Affairs to Ambassador Meyer.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, First
Petersburg, January 24,
Mr. Ambassador: Referring to your
excellency’s note dated October 26—November 8 last—I have the honor
to inform you that, according to a communication of the ministry of
war, 4 officers and 100 soldiers, on December 2 last, and on the
16th of the same month 30 Japanese soldiers, prisoners of war, were
sent to Gunjulin, there to be delivered to the Japanese military
authorities. There are still in the hospitals in the rear of the
army 40 prisoners who, after recovery, will be brought together at
Kharbine, whence they will be forwarded by echelons to Gunjulin.