No. 49.
Mr. Young to Mr. Frelinghuysen.

No. 495.]

Sir: * * * The Cantonese authorities have paid $8,139 as the cost of the wharf belonging to Messrs. Russell & Co. destroyed by the Chinese mob in the riot of September, 1883. This payment is the only one that has been made of the various claims, and I cannot but commend to the Department the energy and ability of Mr. Seymour, the United States consul at Canton, in securing its adjustment.

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I have, &c.,