January 20, 1880

    Washington, D.C.



I hereby, authorize, and, direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to my full power to John A. Bingham, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Japan, to conclude and sign a Convention between the United States of American and Japan, dated this day, and signed by me: and for so doing this shall be his warrant.