Mr. Denby, chargé, to Mr. Olney.

No. 2550.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch, No. 1272, of the 14th ultimo, concerning certain items in the claim of the American Baptist Missionary Union for losses in Szechuan, which claim was referred to you in Minister Debby’s dispatch, No. 2479, of February 14 last.

The full amount of this claim having been voluntarily paid by China, as set forth in my dispatch, No. 2539, of the 3d instant, and the matter being now disposed of, this legation will await your further instructions before taking any steps looking toward a revision thereof. * * *

I have, etc.,

Charles Denby, Jr.,
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.