File No. 761.94/30.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Russian Ambassador.1

No. 195.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your excellence’s note of June 28–July 11, 1910, transmitting a copy of the convention between Russia and Japan signed at St. Petersburg on June 21–July 4.

Understanding that the object of the convention is to confirm the status quo as established by all the treaties of the Powers with or relating to China, and by the unanimous declarations of the Powers regarding the equality of opportunity and preservation of Chinese sovereignty, I am happy to find in the new convention, as pointed out by your excellency, an additional pledge of the stability of general peace in the Far East.

Accept, etc.,

Huntington Wilson.
  1. Mutatis mutandis, to the Jananese ambassador.