Mr. Chang Yen Hoon to Mr. Blaine.

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I received, on the 10th instant, a telegram from the foreign office, advising me that the President of the United States had, through Mr. Denby, the United States minister in Peking, offered his congratulations to my august sovereign the Emperor of China on the occasion of his marriage, and instructing me to request you to convey to his excellency the President the thanks of His Imperial Majesty.

Accept, etc.,

Chang Yen Hoon.