Mr. Blaine to Chang Yen Hoon.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge your note of the list instant, conveying to the President of the United States the thanks of His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of China for the congratulations of this nation, through its Chief Magistrate, on His Majesty’s nuptials.

The President is glad to avail himself of any occasion, especially of so happy a one, to testify his interest and satisfaction in the happiness and prosperity of the Empire of China and its ruler.

Accept etc.,

James G. Blaine.