File No. 2413/140.

Minister Rockhill to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Rockhill reports having received to-day from the foreign office a reply to his note informing it of the act of Congress authorizing a refund of a portion of the indemnity, which, after acknowledging by subject his note, reads as follows:1

Mr. Rockhill says that this plan appears to be very commendable and in accordance with department’s instructions, and trusts it will commend itself sufficiently to urge immediate beginning of the refunds.)

  1. See inclosure to Mr. Rockhills dispatch, No. 966, July 16, 1908.