File No. 3919/9.

Memorandum to the Japanese Embassy.a

The Acting Secretary of State has had the honor to receive on the 14th instant, from the hands of his excellency the ambassador of Japan, a memorandum, in English, of the text of the stipulations concluded at St. Petersburg July 17/30, 1907, between the Governments of Japan and Russia, by which both Governments guarantee the present territory of each, the integrity of China, and the principle of equal opportunity for the commerce and industry of all nations in that Empire.

The Government of the United States has taken due note of this important communication.

  1. Same, mutatis mutandis, to the Russian embassy, August 16, 1907.