Ambassador O’Brien to the Secretary of State.


Mr. O’Brien reports that an official note from the minister for foreign affairs which he has just received incloses the text of the treaty with Korea, already given him informally, and says the treaty comes in force August 29, the date of its promulgation. Mr. O’Brien adds that the note states that—

In view of the treaty relations actually subsisting between the United States and, Korea I have the honor to convey the above to your excellency’s knowledge before the promulgation and coming into force of the said treaty.