Mr. Denby to Mr. Blaine.

No. 1509.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I have received a dispatch from Consul Seymour, wherein he states that on Sunday, March 20, at Chik Horn, in the Hoy Ping district, province of Kwautung, about 120 miles northwest of Canton, a chapel of the American Presbyterian Mission, and the house of the native preacher, a rented house, were looted by a gang of ruffians. The disturbance took place during divine service. Mr. Seymour has taken proper steps to secure redress.

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I have, etc.,

Charles Denby.