No. 110.

Mr. Bayard to Mr. Young.

No. 418.]

Sir: I have received your Nos. 631 and 632, of January 20 and 24 last, in regard to the protection of foreigners in Canton and the memorial of the high commissioner there respecting Christians.

Your dispatches have been read with attentive care, and the conclusions reached in your No. 632 merit the Department’s approval. The incident seems to have passed beyond the need of any formal representation to the yamên.

I am, &c.,