Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Denby.

No. 1333.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 2566, of July 22, 1896, and to express the Department’s gratification at the settlement of the claim of the American Baptist Missionary Union for losses in Szechuan, amounting to 14,305 taels, which have been paid by the Government of China through the Shanghai taotai.

I am, etc.,

W. W. Rockhill,
Acting Secretary.