Mr. Chang Yen Soon to Mr. Bayard.

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that since I wrote to apprise you of my having, in accordance with the precedent of the Rock Springs case, memorialized the throne for an Imperial decree in connection with the amount of $276,619.75 indemnity for losses and injuries sustained by Chinese in this country, I have this day received, by telegraph, the Imperial decree authorizing me to receive the same for distribution amongst them.

I would therefore deem it a favor if you will kindly name a day for me to receive the payment.

Accept, etc.,

Chang Yen Hoon.