Mr. Shu Cheou Pon to Mr. Bayard.

Sir: In my last interview with you regarding the question of the transit of the Chinese subjects through the United States you kindly told me that you would immediately correspond with the Secretary of the Treasury again on the subject.

As I have received another note from the Chinese minister informing me of the unusually great anxiety of the Chinese subjects to return to China in transit through the United States, I would feel greatly obliged if you will kindly inform me whether you have received a reply from the Secretary of the Treasury to your note in relation to the matter.

I have, etc.,

Shu Cheou Pon.