Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu .

No. 115.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 15th instant protesting against the alleged action of the military authorities of the United States at Manila in refusing to permit the landing there of Chinese subjects exempted by the treaty of 1894 between the United States and China, and requesting that Major-General Otis be instructed to the end that such exempted classes be permitted to land.

A copy of your note has been communicated to the Secretary of War.

Accept, etc.

John Hay.