Mr. Wu Ting-fang to Mr. Hay.

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your note of this morning, inclosing copy of a telegram sent by you to the United States consul-general at Shanghai.

I have at once telegraphed to Earl Li the views and wishes of your Government as embodied in the telegram above referred to, urging him to memorialize the Throne by telegraph upon the subject.

I am, etc.,

Wu Ting-fang.