Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Yang Yü.

No. 39.]

Sir: Adverting to my note to you, No. 36, of the 12th instant, stating that the President would receive His Excellency Li Hung Chang in New York City on the 31st instant, I have now the honor to inform you that the President finds that he will be in that city on the 29th, and that it will be more convenient for him to receive his excellency on this latter day than on the day originally named.

The President will therefore be pleased to receive His Excellency Li Hung Chang, yourself, and suite in that city on Saturday next, the 29th instant, at 11 o’clock in the forenoon, at No. 2 West Fifty-seventh street.

Accept, etc.,

W. W. Rockhill,
Acting Secretary.