Mr. Denby to Mr. Sherman.

No. 2701.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that Mr. William C. Hixson, United States marshal in charge of our consulate at Foochow, has transmitted to me the duplicate receipt of Miss Mabel C. Hartford for the sum of $1,880 (Mexicans), damages paid by the Government of China for injuries suffered by her in the Huashan riot of August 1, 1895.

A receipt signed by Miss Hartford is inclosed herewith.

I have, etc.,

Charles Denby.