to Mr. Bayard.
Peking , February 17, 1886. (Received April 26.)
Sir: I have the honor to report that I have requested the acting consul-general to notify the consuls that the Tsung-li Yamên has consented to instruct the local authorities to publish lists of the likin stations and other tax stations in the interior, as well as the tariff or rate of taxation on goods at those stations. Also that the Yamên has consented to abolish differential duties imposed on foreign goods sent under transit pass after their arrival at the place of destination.
I have also directed him to notify the consuls to report any breach of these new regulations, to act with the consuls of other nationalities in seeking redress at the hands of local authorities and in seeking redress to make active personal interposition with the local authorities rather than to rely on mere written complaints.
I have, &c.,