Memorandum handed to Mr. Adee by Minister Wu, August 21, 1900.

Cablegram from Viceroys Liu Kun Yi and Chang Chih Tung, dated August 19, transmitted by the Chinese minister at London and received by Minister Wu on August 20, 1900.

On account of the entrance of the allied troops into Pekin we telegraphed the consular representatives at Shanghai yesterday to transmit our request to the various powers concerned not to cause alarm to their majesties the Empress Dowager and the Emperor. We were urgently hoping for a reply within two days, so as to quiet the people of the whole Empire, high and low, and for no other purpose. Their majesties having left (the capital), the various viceroys will continue to assume protection and maintain order in eastern and southern China according to agreement. Please inform Secretary of State.