to Mr. Bayard
Peking , December 20, 1886. (Received February 12, 1887.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a communication from the viceroy at Canton to Mr. Consul Seymour, relating to the claims of American citizens for damages at Tseng Yuen (American Baptist South) in September, 1884, and at Kwei Ping (American Presbyterian) in May, 1886. The viceroy states that he has repeatedly ordered the magistrates “to hasten and satisfactorily settle the preceding cases.” Be disputes the amount of damages claimed.
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I have, etc.,