Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Cridler.

No. 270.]

Sir: Continuing my 269, this date, I have received to-day from Consul Gracey, Foochow:

Have consulted regarding protection for three weeks past. Instruct if anything more contemplated. All quiet.

This carries out the statement in my No. 265 that you have now authorized what circumstances has compelled us to do without direct authority.

I have the honor to be, etc.,

John Goodnow, Consul-General.