Mr. Olney to Mr. Yang Yü.
Washington, February 6, 1897.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 1st instant, in which, referring to previous correspondence on the subject of the exercise of the good offices of the United States for the protection of Chinese subjects in Salvador, you state that a delegation of Chinese who called upon the consul of the United States at San Salvador was informed by him that he deemed it necessary to receive explicit instruction from this Government before he would feel authorized to exercise his good offices in their behalf when desired.
In compliance with the request which your note makes, I have to-day addressed instructions to the minister of the United States on the subject.
Accept, sir, etc.,