Mr. Olney to Mr. Denby.
Washington , November 25, 1896 .
Dear Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 2606,1 of September 25 last, submitting for approval a draft of a note to the Tsung-li Yamên on the subject of the prevention of antiforeign riots in China.[Page 62]
The Department has considered the draft, and has made some changes in it. The only one of importance is the omission of the fifth measure suggested by you for the prevention of antiforeign riots. This is done because the right of this Government to send a commission to any part of the Chinese Empire to investigate into riots in which American citizens had suffered in person or property is one we claim under existing treaties, and is not open to discussion.
I inclose the amended draft note for presentation to the Yamên.
I am, etc.,
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