No. 132.

Mr. Porter to Mr. Cheng Tsao Ju.

Sir: I have had the honor to receive your note of the 14th instant, concerning the departure on that date from San Francisco of the members of the commission who are to investigate the recent assault upon the Chinese laborers at Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, and stating that they expect to meet at Ogden City the military escort appointed by the War Department to attend them. I have had pleasure in communicating a copy of your note to the Secretary of War.

Accept, sir, &c.,

Acting Secretary.