No. 128.

Mr. Bayard to Mr. Cheng Tsao Ju .

Sir: I have the honor to inclose to you herewith, in reference to my note to you of yesterday’s date, a copy of a communication from the War Department of the 11th instant, directing that Colonel Bee and his colleagues shall be met at Ogden City by two suitable officers of the United States Army from Fort Douglas, who will accompany them to Rock Springs, attend them while there, and return with them to Ogden, so as to afford them every possible assistance and protection while investigating the recent attack upon the Chinese laborers in Wyoming Territory.

Accept, sir, &c.,

T. F. BAYARD.
[Inclosure.—Telegram.]

Adjutant-General Drum to General Schofield .

The Department of State informs the Secretary of War that the two Chinese consuls and their interpreter at San Francisco will go to Rock Springs to make investigation into the late disturbance. The Secretary of War directs that the consuls shall be me at Ogden by two suitable officers from Fort Douglas, who will accompany, them to Rock Springs, attend them while there, and return with them to Ogden, so as to secure the consuls from harm or insult and procure them courtesy and kind treatment while making the investigation and while traveling. You will give the commanding officer at Rock Springs full and explicit instructions, so as to secure safety to the consuls.

R. C. DRUM,
Adjutant-General.