No. 263.
Mr. Chang Yen Hoon to Mr. Bayard.

Dear Mr. Secretary: I had the honor to receive your note of the 8th instant, informing me of the approval of the treaty by the United States Senate, with two amendments, which you inclosed, written in red ink on its margin, and to which I have already replied.

I have the honor now to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 11th instant, inclosing a full copy of the treaty and the two amendments, and also the printed copy of the treaty, with the amendments noted in red ink.

I will, without delay, send them to the foreign office, which will present them, with the original signed treaty, to the Throne for its decree. I will communicate with you as soon as I am notified of the decree. The amendments will be, in due form, noted in the certificate of exchange of ratification.

I am, very truly, yours,

Chang Yen Hoon.