Mr. Adee to Mr. Denby.
Washington, August 6, 1897.
Sir: Referring to your dispatch No. 2765, of the 19th ultimo, and to instruction No. 1474, of the 31st ultimo, in reply—in relation to the request of the Chinese Government for your cooperation to prevent the importation into China of machinery to be used for counterfeiting—I have to inform you that in a letter dated the 4th instant the Secretary of the Treasury says that the matter has been referred to the Secret-Service Division of the Treasury Department, with instructions to make thorough investigation of any information on the subject that may be obtained.