Mr. Denby to Mr. Sherman.

No. 2799.]

Sir: Referring to the Department’s dispatches Nos. 1474 and 1476, of July 31 and August 6, respectively, I have the honor to report that I have communicated to the Chinese Government the law of the United States as to the making or the possession of machinery for the manufacture of foreign coins, and I have stated that the subject has been referred for investigation to the Secret-Service Division of the Treasury Department.

I have, etc.,

Charles Denby.