No. 265.
Mr. Chang Yen Hoon to Mr. Bayard.

Sir: I have great pleasure in acknowledging the receipt of the note of Acting Secretary Rives of the 15th instant, relating to the murder of Chinese subjects on Snake River, Oregon, which has heretofore been the subject of our correspondence.

I desire to express my hearty thanks for the information contained in said note and its inclosure, and to say that I shall send a copy of the same without delay to the consul-general at San Francisco, and direct him to take such action in the matter as is within his power to aid the local authorities in discovering and bringing to punishment the wicked men who perpetrated the murder. I repeat to you with this new opportunity the assurance of my highest consideration and esteem.

Chang Yen Hoon.