Mr. Pringle to Mr. Olney.

No. 310.]

Sir: I have the honor to request instructions upon the following points:

There are a number of Chinese residents of this Republic who are under the protection of this legation. Will you therefore furnish me with a certificate to be issued to them in Spanish, stating these facts, as under the law of this Republic, published two years ago, all foreigners are required to be registered as such, and produce the evidence of their being foreigners in the shape or form of a passport or certificate from the diplomatic or consular representative of the country to which they belong.

I have, etc.,

D. Lynch Pringle,
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.