File No. 4002/196–197.

The Acting Secretary of State to Chargé Fletcher.

No. 617.]

Sir: I inclose herewith1 for the information of the legation, a copy of an instruction sent to the embassy in St. Petersburg, with which were inclosed copies of the notes exchanged between the Wai-wu Pu and the Russian minister in Peking, and a copy of your note to the Foreign Office, all relative to the preliminary agreement signed at Peking on April 27–May 10, 1909, providing for the municipal administration of Harbin.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.
  1. Supra, Aug. 6.