to Mr. Bayard.
Peking, February 18, 1887. (Received April 12.)
Sir: I have the honor to report that the first installment of the amount agreed to be paid on account of the losses of the Methodist Episcopal mission at Chungking, 5,000 taels, was paid by the local authorities at the time agreed on.
It has been received by Mr. Frank S. Gamewell, superintendent of the mission.
1 have, etc.,