Mr. Gresham to Mr. Yang YĆ¼.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 27th ultimo, and to say that I have inclosed a copy of the same to the Secretary of the Treasury, calling his attention to the statement you make touching the instructions sent by you to the consuls of China at Havana, San Francisco, and New York regarding the careful examination of certificates on which Chinese subjects seek admission at our ports, and also to the suggestion you make in favor of bona fide applicants for certificates.

Accept, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.