No. 567.
Mr. Lewis to Mr. Bayard.

No. 88.]

Sir: I have the honor to transmit inclosed an official copy and translation thereof of the protocol of a treaty* between Portugal and China. Whilst the former Government has been in possession of Macoa for over three hundred years, there has never been a treaty between the two countries.

I am informed by Mr. Campbell, the agent for the Chinese Government, that the treaty will be ratified in the course of the next three months.

I have, etc.,

E. P. C. Lewis.
  1. Published page 213, supra.