Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Jones.

No. 91.]

Sir: In acknowledging the receipt of your dispatch No. 277, of August 29 last, relative to the Kiangyin riot, you are informed that the Department expects that you will see that the magistrate at Kiangyin is dismissed promptly from office as promised and that a proclamation is posted throughout Kiangyin stating the grounds of his dismissal.

You should ascertain that this has actually been done, not relying upon any vague rumor.

I am, etc.,

W. W. Rockhill,
Assistant Secretary.