Mr. Sherman to Mr. Wu Ting fang.

No. 27.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 22d instant, and to inform you that in compliance with its request the new minister of the United States to Salvador has been directed to instruct the newly appointed consul at San Salvador to continue, in case of need, the exercise of his friendly offices to Chinese subjects in Salvador under the instructions sent to his predecessor.

Accept, sir, etc.,

John Sherman.