No. 135.

Mr. Porter to Mr. Cheng Tsao Ju.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a telegram addressed to yourself on the 17th instant, a copy of which was by your direction left at the Department, in relation to the threats of the Knights of Labor against the Chinese in Wyoming Territory.

I at once communicated copies of this telegram to the Attorney-General and the Secretary of War, for such action as they may deem proper to adopt in order to insure their protection by this Government and to conserve the peace.

Accept, sir, &c.,

Acting Secretary.