No. 130.

Mr. Porter to Mr. Cheng Tsao Ju .

Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith, in connection with previous correspondence respecting the proposed investigation into the assault upon the Chinese laborers at Rock Springs, a copy of a letter from the Acting Attorney-General of the 12th instant, saying that the district attorney of Wyoming Territory had been instructed by that Department to do all in his power to assist the proposed investigation and to bring the evil-doers to justice.

Accept, &c.,

JAS. D. PORTER,
Acting Secretary.
[Inclosure.]

Mr. Goode to Mr. Bayard .

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 11th instant, inclosing letter from the Chinese minister, with reference to a proposed investigation about to he made at Rock Springs, in Wyoming Territory, by the Chi-Bese consuls, of the murderous outbreak upon the Chinese laborers employed in mining in that vicinity.

The district attorney of Wyoming Territory has been instructed by this Department to do all in his power to assist the proposed investigation, and to bring the evildoers to justice.

Very respectfully,

JOHN GOODE,
Acting Attorney-General.