File No. 15984/2.

Ambassador O’Brien to the Secretary of State.


Mr. O’Brien, referring to the department’s telegrams of October 9 and 10,1 concerning the arrest of Yoshitaro Abe, informs Mr. Root that, as the man is Japanese, the foreign office requests assurance that the United States will reciprocate under similar circumstances in the future. Mr. O’Brien refers to Mr. Griscom’s No. 23, dated November, 1903.1

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