No. 144

Mr. Cheng Tsao Ju to Mr. Bayard .

Sir: Thanking you for the kind attention which you have already given to the disturbances at Tacoma and Seattle, in Washington Territory, I have the honor to submit to you for your consideration another dispatch (herewith inclosed) received last night from the Chinese consul-general at San Francisco.

Accept, sir, &c.,


His Excellency Cheng,
Chinese Legation, Washington, D. C.:

Telegrams this clay from Washington Territory show that outrages are still going. Last night all Chinese driven from Puyallup, and matters hourly getting worse. No troops sent. The Chinese ordered to leave Seattle to-day. Strong appeals for protection received here hourly. The mayor of Seattle asked governor for troops on the 4th, but refused.