Mr. Denby to Mr. Gresham.
Peking, December 20, 1893. (Received February 13.)
Sir: In my dispatch No. 1764, of the 6th instant, I inclosed a copy of a dispatch sent by me, as dean of the diplomatic body, to the Tsung-li-Yamên, relating to the request of the Yamên that foreigners traveling in China should be required to report to the local authorities, found en route, their arrival and intended movements.
I have now the honor to inclose a translation of the Yamên’s answer to that dispatch. The diplomatic body has not taken any action as yet on this paper.
I have, etc.,