The Russian Ambassador to the Secretary of State.
Washington, June 28–July 11, 1910.
Mr. Secretary of State: By order of my Government I caused to be delivered to the Department of State a copy of a convention between Russia and Japan, signed at St. Petersburg June 21–July 4 by Mr. Iswolsky, minister for foreign affairs, and Baron Motono, ambassador of Japan near the imperial court.
I am also instructed to express to your excellency, in taking this step, the hope that you will be pleased to find in this convention, which once more attests our pacific relations with Japan, and is aimed at neither the interests of China nor those of the other powers, an additional pledge for the stability of general peace in the Far East.
I seize this occasion, Mr. Secretary of State, etc.,