Mr. Uhl to Mr. Denby.

No. 865.]

Sir: I have received your No. 1775, of the 30th December last, and the copy which you inclosed of your reply to the Yamên on the subject of travelers reporting en route to the local authorities. The views of the Department, which accord with your own, were contained in an instruction (No. 852* of 27th December last) sent you at or near the date of your dispatch.

I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary.