Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu .

No. 88.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 18th instant, presenting additional observations on the subject of the proposed extension of the present Chinese-exclusion laws of the United States to the Hawaiian Islands.

I have sent copies of your note to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, for their information and consideration.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.