Mr. Wharton to Mr. changes Yen Hoon.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 8th instant calling attention to the hardships entailed upon certain Chinese subjects by the provisions of the act of Congress of October 1, 1888, entitled “An act, a supplement to an act entitled ‘An act to execute certain treaty stipulations relating to Chinese,’ approved the sixth day of May, eighteen hundred and eighty-two,” and to say in reply that the subject of your note shall receive the very careful and prompt attention of the Department.

Accept, etc.,

William F. Wharton.