Mr. Chang Yen Hoon to Mr. Bayard.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note proposing 12 o’clock noon, Friday, the 11th instant, for me to call at the State Department to receive the payment of the indemnity money, $276,619.75, appropriated by the Congress.

I will, with pleasure, call at the appointed hour and receive the payment in person.

Accept, etc.,

Chang Yen Hoon.

receipt for the indemnity.

Know all men that I, the undersigned, Chang Yen Hoon, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor of China to the United States, having been duly and specially empowered thereunto by the Imperial decree of China, do hereby acknowledge that I have this day received from the Honorable Thomas F. Bayard, Secretary of State of the United States, in the name and on behalf of the Government of China, the sum of two hundred and seventy-six thousand six hundred and nineteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($276,619.75), which was appropriated by an act of the Congress of the United States, approved October 19, 1888, “out of humane consideration and without reference to the question of liability therefor,” to be paid “to the Chinese Government as full indemnity for all losses and injuries sustained by Chinese subjects within the United States at the hands of residents thereof.”

Chang Yen Hoon.