Mr. Holcombe to Mr. Evarts.
Peking, January 18, 1879. (Received March 29.)
Sir: In further reference to the refusal of the local officials at Chung King, in the province of Szchuen, to recognize certain transit passes for the export of native produce, issued at Hankow to Mr. M. A. Jenkins, and to my action in the premises, as narrated in my dispatches numbered 76 and 91, I now have the honor to hand to you a translation of a later dispatch, which has been received from his Imperial Highness, Prince Kung.
You will be pleased to see that the viceroy of Szchuen has promptly disapproved the action of his subordinates, and instructed them to allow Mr. Jenkins’s produce to proceed to its destination without further delay or interference.
I have requested Prince Kung to communicate the thanks of this legation to the viceroy, and have given the necessary information to our consul at Hankow.
I have, &c.,