File No. 551/89.

Chargé Fletcher to the Secretary of State.

No. 841.]

Sir: Referring to my dispatches Nos. 778 and 784 of November 2d and 27th last, respectively, on the subject of the North Manchurian customs arrangements, I have the honor to confirm my telegram of yesterday reading as follows:

My dispatch No. 778, customs station at Manchuria and Pogranichnia opened February fifth.

The delay in the opening of these customs stations was a cause of complaint on the part of Japanese and other merchants in southern Manchuria, which is now removed.

I have, etc.,

Henry P. Fletcher.