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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 2, 1902
(1902)

Korea,   pp. 733-737 PDF (316.6 KB)


Page 733

  733KOREA. 
AMENDMENT TO LAND REGULATIONS OF FOREIGN SETTLEMENT 
AT CHEMULPO. 
Air. Paddock to Air. hay. 
No. 445.] LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Seoul, Aiarch 15, 1902. 
 SIR: I have the honor to inform you that at a meeting of the foreign representatives
held on October 29 last, an application submitted by Mr. Paviow, then Russian
charge d'affaires, for the acquisition by his Government of a consular site
in the general foreign settlement of Chemulpo, under the same conditions
as those under which other governments had acquired such sites, was considered,
and it was unanimously decided that there could be no objection to the same.
 At a subsequent meeting Mr. Paviow raised a question as to the anomaly which
would exist in the case of governments and their consuls at Chemulpo, whose
nationals did not hold land within the settlement, since under Article VI
of the present regulations of the general foreign settlement of Chemulpo,
such governments and their consuls, although owners of land, would not be
entitled to representation on the municipal council and would therefore be
less favored than private lot owners. 
 He pointed out that in 1897, owing to a number of similar faults discovered
in the regulations of the Chemulpo settlement, on the occasion of the signature
of the regulations of the new foreign settlements at Chemulpo and Mokpo,
the foreign representatives decided to submit to the approval of their respective
governments a proposal to substitute the new regulations for those of the
Chemulpo settlement. This proposal was submitted to the Department of State
by minister Allen in a dispatch (No. 38, diplomatic) of November 27, 1897,
and was approved b~r the Department in a dispatch (No. 36) dated December
31, 1897. Such complete substitution of the new regulations for those of
the Chemulpo settlement, however, has never been effected. 
 Mr. Pavlow then suggested, as the application to Chemulpo of the whole of
the regulations for the new settlements mentioned would appear to be a complicated
matter and require much time to arrange, that Article VI alone of the Chemulpo
regulations be at once amended by the substitution for it of Article XIV
of the regulations of the new settlements mentioned, viz, the municipal council
to consist of: 
1. The Kamni or a Korean local official of suitable rank; 
2. The local consuls; 
3. Not mote than three members elected by the registered lot holders. 
 Article VI of the present Chemulpo regulations reads as follows: 
 The municipal council shall consist of a Korean local official of suitable
rank; the consuls of the treaty powers whose subjects or citizens hold land
in the settlement; and of three registered landholders, who shall be elected,
etc. 


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