File No. 774/379.

The Counselor of the Japanese Embassy to the Third Assistant Secretary of State.

Dear Mr. Phillips: Some time ago I told you that my Government would officially communicate to the Chinese Government their assent to the prohibition of morphia and its instruments to China.

I have now learned that the communication was made by our chargé d’affaires at Peking to the Wauwupu on the 15th instant., The State Department have probably already heard from your minister in China to the same effect. But I take pleasure to let you know the above for the information of the department.

Yours, very truly,

K. Matsui.