Mr. Tsui Kwo Yin to Mr. Blaine.
Washington , October 16, 1889. (Received October 19.)
Sir: I have received information, not of an official character, that some new measures of your excellency’s Government have been adopted which it is reported are working hardship to the subjects of China, who seek to exercise the privilege guarantied to them by treaty stipulations of transit through the territory of the United States.
Having resort to the provision contained in Article IV of the treaty of 1880 between our Governments, I beg of you to be so kind as to inform me at your earliest convenience whether any new legislative measures have been adopted by your Government in relation to the transit of Chinese subjects, and if so what is the character of those measures.
I improve, etc.,