Mr. Denby to Mr. Olney.

No. 2579.]

Sir: In acknowledgment of your dispatch No. 1301, of the 13th ultimo, I have the honor to state that the claim referred to as still pending, in the Chinese minister’s note of the 8th July, copy of which is inclosed in the above dispatch, is the claim of the American Baptist Missionary Union, payment of which has heretofore been reported to the Department.

I have, etc.,

Charles Denby.