Mr. Denby to Mr. Gresham.
Peking, December 6, 1893. (Received January 19, 1894.)
Sir: In my dispatch No. 1758,* of the 15th of November, I had the honor to transmit a translation of a communication from the Yamên, wherein it requested the foreign representatives to devise a plan by which foreigners traveling in China should be required to report in person to the magistrates through whose jurisdiction they might pass.[Page 153]
I inclose a copy of my answer, as dean, to that communication. It will be seen that the foreign representatives found themselves unable to agree to the proposed plan, I thoroughly concur in the conclusion arrived at.
I have, etc.,