Mr. Denby to Mr. Gresham.
Peking, December 30, 1893. (Received Feb. 28, 1894.)
Sir: In my dispatch No. 1770, of the 20th December, I forwarded a translation of a dispatch from the Tsung-li-Yamên relating to reports proposed to be made by foreigners traveling in China. I have the honor to inclose a copy of my reply, as dean, thereto.
It will be seen that the foreign representatives still refuse to consent to the Yamên’s proposition. Owing to trouble still likely to grow out of the recent murder of the two Swedes at Sung-pu, this is an unfortunate time to present a proposition to restrict or obstruct foreign travel in China.
I have, etc.,