No. 134

Mr. Cheng Tsao Ju to Mr. Porter.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of today’s date, kindly informing me that the two United States officers directed by the War Department to escort the members of the Chinese commission to Rock Springs had met the latter at Ogden yesterday, the 16th instant, and had proceeded to Rock Springs with them.

At the same time I take pleasure to inform you that a telegram has just been received from Colonel Bee and his colleagues stating that they had arrived at Rock Springs this morning, escorted by the officers mentioned above.

Accept, sir, &c.,